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Manchester United's humbling by Brentford has sent shockwaves around the world after their 4-0 defeat saw them suffer back-to-back defeats as pundits, media outlets and fans were left stunned by their woeful display.
Erik ten Hag has only been in the role since June but is already facing huge pressure on his position after he became the first Manchester United boss to lose his first two league games since 1921 - though it's the performances of his players that have been seized upon by the club's critics.
In a humiliation that saw the Red Devils 4-0 down at half time, pundits such as Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Gary Neville and Rio Ferdinand were all scathing of the players after some high-profile errors - including from keeper David de Gea.
But it wasn't just in the UK where United were savaged - their miserable outing at Brentford has led to damning verdicts disapproval across the globe, from Australia to Vietnam and Africa too.
The world is mocking Manchester United after their shambolic 4-0 defeat to Brentford
Erik ten Hag became the first United manager to lose his first two league games since 1921
Vietnam News led the stunned reaction from around the world and summed up United's new crushing low with their headline: 'Why it's OK to laugh at United'.
Australian news outlet, Fox Sports, meanwhile, spoke of United’s '86-year low in HORROR 4-0 flop' and American outlet, Sporting News, did an in-depth analysis of the numbers behind historically bad Premier League form.
Pulse Sports Nigeria also posted some of the best reactions from Nigerians on social media after United's defeat.
One fan said: 'If I was Ronaldo, I won’t return to training after this match. My agent must work for his money and find a way to take me out of this disgrace before the window closes. God forbid bad thing.
Another posted: 'I feel ZERO sympathy for United fans. They deserve what they're going through at the moment, loud and proud all these years, always annoying everyone. They are paying for their crimes under Ferguson.
A third added: 'Banter aside. What the heck is wrong with Manchester United?'
Vietnam News led the damning verdicts of Manchester United from across the globe
It's no surprise either, that pundits were all unanimous in their disappointment in United - with club legend Gary Neville pointing the blame at the club's owners the Glazer family, saying they should carry much of the burden for a 'toxic' period in the last 10 years that has seen little investment and no clear plan for the club going forward.
Neville told Sky Sports: 'I think those players to be fair, Eriksen was new, Martinez was new. Its very difficult to be a 5ft 9in centre-back away at Brentford. I can't believe it was eight or nine months ago that [former boss Ralf] Rangnick said United needed open heart surgery.
'No one wants to take their money, they can't spend the money because no one wants to come here. It's a massive football club it's the biggest thing in my life. I couldn't be more proud to support Manchester United. But it is desperate now.
'There is a family in America that is letting his employees take the blame. They need to get on a plane to Manchester and explain what the plan is. We never will have the Glazers here.'
Neville then insisted the Sky punditry team of himself, Redknapp and former England star Karen Carney along with presenter Kelly Cates could hypothetically spend the same amount of money the Glazer family have on United just by the money generated by the club.
Social reaction from Nigeria saw United's miserable plight dubbed 'a disgrace' as one fan urged Cristiano Ronaldo to find a quick exit
Neville has criticised the running of Manchester United under Joel (right) and Avram Glazer
He continued: 'The only money that has been spent on players has been generated by the club. The Glazers have borrowed and used the revenue the club generates through its amazing fanbase.
'Us four could buy the club tomorrow and spend the same money. I was a footballer at the club I would die for the club. My point is there has been a toxic culture at this club for the last 10 years since Alex Ferguson and David Gill left. It's a mess. And it cannot continue to go on.
'The embedded failure over a ten-year period has to come back to the owner. I blamed [Ed] Woodward for a long time but the Glazers left him in situ. They haven't dealt with the football ground which is rusting.
'They need a billon for the stadium and probably a few hundred million for the training facilities. They were cash rich a few years ago now they're struggling. Something has to give.'
United legend Gary Neville believes the club's American owners, the Glazer family, should shoulder much of the burden for a 'toxic' period in the last 10 years
Fellow pundit Jamie Redknapp has fully blamed former Ajax boss ten Hag for United's thumping.
Speaking at half-time, Redknapp told Sky Sports: 'I don’t think I’ve ever seen a half quite like this. Brentford have just been too strong for United. Someone has got to take responsibility.
'I cannot believe what I am watching. They’ve got the badge on but they look like they’ve just been thrown out there. The manager has made mistakes. Eriksen cannot play in defensive midfield and Martinez is not strong enough.'
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Jamie Redknapp claimed that Ten Hag was misusing Christian Eriksen throughout the match
He later added: 'Martinez will not able to compete in this league. He might be ok in the Dutch league but here every weakness you have is exploited here. He played Eriksen as a false nine last week and