Erik ten Hag wanted his Manchester United players to run 13.8 kilometers during today's training session - extra distance covered by Brentford on Saturday.

The Dutch coach was left 'horrified' by Saturday's performance and after the game, he made it clear to his players that they would have an extra training session on Sunday (today).

Four first-half goals from Josh Dasilva, Mathias Jensen, Ben Mee and Bryan Mbuemo gave Thomas Frank's side a memorable 4-0 victory.

Meanwhile, United are at the bottom of the Premier League table with -5 goal difference.

A furious Ten Hag described the club's poor performance against Brentford as "waste" in a brutally honest post-match interview.

"It is quite clear," he declared for beIN Sports.

"It's rubbish, it's poor and we need higher standards than that."

Shortly before that interview, David De Gea made a worrying admission after being asked how the club can improve on their poor start to the season.

"I'm not sure, to be honest," he admitted.

Following this result, Ten Hag decided to cancel the planned day off for Manchester United players on Sunday and told them to turn up at Carrington.

In fact, the former Ajax boss wanted to make his players run 13.8 kilometers during their extra training session today after Brentford's players ran 13.8 kilometers more than they did yesterday, according to Sky reporter Kaveh Solhekol.

Statistics suggest that Thomas Frank's side ran a total of 109.4km during the Premier League match, while United recorded 95.6km.




The only stats that matter from #BREMUN:

Distance covered –

Brentford 109.4km#MUFC 95.6km


of Sprints –

B: 90 v Utd: 65

Pressures in final-3rd

B: 21 v Utd: 7

Goals –

Brentford 4-0 MUFC

— Rob Blanchette (@_Rob_B) August 13, 2022