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Manchester United, Erik ten Hug make an embarrassing start

The post-war rock bottom everyone always said was their 5-0 loss to Crystal Palace in 1972, but now they might have a challenger. His 4–0 defeat against Brentford on Saturday was groundbreakingly bad.

It was inevitable that we conceded more goals in 25 minutes against Brentford than we have conceded in the last 84 years, but it wasn’t just the scoreline. United were callous, lacking confidence and conviction and lacking a functioning game plan. And you must be afraid it will get worse when United take on Liverpool next week.

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