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Frank: Man Utd draw was better display than 4-0 win

Frank: Man Utd draw was better display than 4-0 win
Frank: Man Utd draw was better display than 4-0 win

Brentford head coach Thomas Frank believes his team's performance in the 1-1 draw with Manchester United was "one or two levels higher" than in the 4-0 win over the Red Devils last season.

Despite the rampant victory over Erik ten Hag's team last term, Frank believes the Bees' display on Saturday night was better, which was highlighted by the fact they became the first team to have more than 80 touches inside the opposition box in a Premier League game this campaign.

But the head coach still expressed his bafflement as to how the west Londoners didn't get all three points at Gtech Community Stadium.

"I think this performance was one or two levels higher than the 4-0 win against them," said Frank.

"That’s the interesting thing in football, why it’s so strange and difficult to manage and understand sometimes.

“But what a performance and I hope all the fans are really proud of the team; we are playing against a more or less full-strength Manchester United team. We’ve got our entire back four out, we’ve got our loan left-back out, we’ve got our captain out - but we destroyed Man United in many ways, 31 shots.

“I’m so, so, so happy that we got at least a point; if not, I probably would have lost faith in the football Gods!

"But how we are not getting three points today is incredible.”

“I’m so, so, so happy that we got at least a point; if not, I probably would have lost faith in the football Gods!'

Frank added: "I know we have lost too many games, but the performances have been better than the points we have got, there's no doubt about that. There are reasons, there are mistakes, and there are margins, that’s football, unfortunately, sometimes.

“But it's been coming and there’s been a lot of good performances... so we just need to keep going and, with all these setbacks and the struggles this team has been through.

“Being this dominant today, going down 1-0, but to then come back and equalise; the character, the mentality in the team, wow.”