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Brentford mocked Man United on Twitter for trailing rival Man City 4-0 at halftime – just two months after Erik ten Hag’s side were also brought under the sword by the Bees in the first half
- Brentford uses Twitter to mock Manchester United’s defeat to Manchester City
- The Bees compared their 4-0 win over United to Manchester City’s first-half lead
- Phil Foden and Erling Haaland both struck twice to put City in full control
- The pair completed their hat-tricks after halftime at the Etihad Stadium
- United responded with three goals in the second half as the derby ended 6-3
Brentford has seized the opportunity to further humiliate Manchester United after a dismal showing in the Manchester derby in which United lost 6-3 at the Etihad Stadium.
Man City were in cruise control at halftime with a well-deserved 4-0 lead thanks to goals from Erling Haaland and Phil Foden, who both scored hat-tricks.
Brentford, fresh off their 0-0 draw with Bournemouth on Saturday, seized their chance to remind gloomy United fans of their own demolition work from Erik ten Hag’s side earlier in the season.
Manchester United was torn to pieces by Pep Guardiola’s team at Manchester City on Sunday
Brentford’s official Twitter account reminded United fans of their own achievement this season
United’s first away game of the season saw the 13-time Premier League champions trailing 4-0 after 45 minutes, just the second since Sir Alex Ferguson retired as manager in 2013.
Brentford’s official account, which posted on Twitter, rejoiced at the break-up deficit as they drew similarities between themselves and Pep Guardiola’s undefeated City side.
At the time of publication, the message shared with Brentford’s 287,000 followers had reached more than 220,000 interactions with many supporters from other clubs joining in to spread more misery on United supporters.
The humble social media of another side of the Premier League clearly infuriated United fans with their team’s performance on the pitch, with one supporter replying: ‘Where’s your Premier League title?’
Erling Haaland (left) and Phil Foden (right) celebrate the opening goal of the match
Others cut a more repressed figure by admitting United are now a ‘smiling stock’.
Goals from Josh Dasilva, Mathias Jensen, Ben Mee and Bryan Mbeumo put Brentford in control when the two sides met in August when Thomas Frank led his team to a stunning victory.
Just over a month later, United were again four goals behind half-time as Man City showed their class in the Manchester derby.
Man United have conceded four times in the first half so far this season
Brentford beat United 4-0 in August during Erik ten Hag’s first trip as United boss
With the win for Guardiola’s side, City narrowed the gap between themselves and Arsenal at the top of the Premier League rankings to just one point, while United remain sixth in the standings, nine points from first place.
Manchester City host Southampton in the Premier League next weekend and United try to come back with a trip to Everton.