Brentford vs Man Utd: The results of their last 10 meetings

  • Brentford have only played Man Utd five times in the 21st century
  • Red Devils have dominated this fixture over the years despite infrequent match-ups
  • Two sides meet in the Premier League following the March international break
Brentford host Man Utd on Saturday
Brentford host Man Utd on Saturday / Visionhaus

Brentford vs Manchester United may not be the most historic fixture in English football, but there have been some fantastic clashes between the sides in recent seasons.

Since the Bees were promoted to the Premier League in 2021, the two clubs have locked horns on five occasions, throwing up some interesting narratives in the process.

Here's how the recent encounters between the sides have panned out.

Man Utd 2-1 Brentford - 7 October 2023

Scott McTominay
Man Utd had Scott McTominay to thank for victory over the Bees / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

Man Utd's 2023/24 campaign hasn't gone to plan so far and it looked as if they were going to stumble to another underwhelming home defeat when Brentford visited Old Trafford in October.

Mathias Jensen put the visitors ahead in the first half and Erik ten Hag's side looked as if they had run out of time to salvage even a point from the encounter. However, super sub Scott McTominay, who had only come on in the 87th minute, found an equaliser with one of his first touches in the second minute of stoppage time.

But the Scotsman wasn't willing to settle for a point, producing a truly remarkable 96th-minute winner by converting Harry Maguire's header in an astonishingly late turnaround at Old Trafford.

Man Utd 1-0 Brentford - 5 April 2023

Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford scored the winner for Man Utd / Stu Forster/GettyImages

There wasn't too much to separate Man Utd and Brentford during their Premier League meeting at the end of the 2022/23 season, but the Red Devils did secure what turned out to be an important win in the race for Champions League qualification.

Marcus Rashford produced the defining goal of the match to continue his remarkable goalscoring campaign, firing home from Marcel Sabitzer's header halfway through the first period.

Brentford 4-0 Man Utd - 13 August 2022

Bryan Mbeumo
Brentford humiliated Man Utd in west London / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

One of Brentford's greatest ever results, the Bees were absolutely rampant against a woeful Man Utd side just two games into Ten Hag's reign. Thomas Frank's men extraordinarily found themselves four goals up at half-time, with David de Gea's blunder allowing Josh Dasilva the opener after ten minutes.

De Gea and former Brentford midfielder Christian Eriksen shared the blame for Jensen's goal that doubled the hosts' advantage, while Ben Mee powered home a header to make it three 15 minutes before the break.

Just five minutes later, Man Utd were sliced open again, with Bryan Mbeumo converting a wonderful counter-attack following Ivan Toney's inch-perfect pass. Utter humiliation for Ten Hag, but pure jubilation for the home crowd.

Man Utd 3-0 Brentford - 2 May 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo bagged against the Bees / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

Under the unhappy reign of Ralf Rangnick, Man Utd found a little solace in a 3-0 victory over Brentford several weeks before the end of the season. Bruno Fernandes opened the scoring with a delightful effort, with compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo converting his spot kick in the second half.

Another former Real Madrid star in Raphael Varane grabbed a third - his first goal for United - but the result proved pretty meaningless in what was a disappointing season for the Red Devils.

Brentford 1-3 Man Utd - 19 January 2022

Mason Greenwood, Alex Telles, Scott McTominay
Man Utd secured a first Premier League win over Brentford / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

The first ever Premier League clash between Brentford and Man Utd proved too much for the Bees despite some impressive displays against the big clubs at the Gtech Community Stadium. The two teams hadn't clashed since 1975, but it was the Red Devils who eased to victory.

Three second-half goals in just 22 minutes put the game beyond the Bees, who had tested De Gea regularly in the first period, with Toney only able to secure a consolation goal late on.

Brentford vs Man Utd - Last 10 results




Man Utd 2-1 Brentford

7 October 2023

Premier League

Man Utd 1-0 Brentford

5 April 2023

Premier League

Brentford 4-0 Man Utd

13 August 2022

Premier League

Man Utd 3-0 Brentford

2 May 2022

Premier League

Brentford 1-3 Man Utd

19 January 2022

Premier League

Man Utd 2-1 Brentford

10 September 1975

League Cup

Brentford 0-0 Man Utd

12 April 1947

Division One

Man Utd 4-1 Brentford

7 December 1946

Division One

Man Utd 3-0 Brentford

22 April 1939

Division One

Brentford 2-5 Man Utd

17 December 1938

Division One