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Thomas Frank Calls Manchester United 'Unbelievably Lucky' In Post Match Rant

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Thomas Frank Calls Manchester United 'Unbelievably Lucky' In Post Match Rant

Thomas Frank was not at all happy with Manchester United's win on Wednesday night, calling them 'unbelievably lucky,' in a rant that had him dubbed the 'Poundland Jurgen Klopp.'


Brentford were excellent in the first half of their 3-1 loss to United at the Brentford Community Stadium, and totally dominated the visitors, who were extremely poor for 45 minutes.


United would have had few complaints to go in at the break a couple of goals down, and would have had it not been for David de Gea's excellent form continuing, and some poor finishing from the hosts.

There was certainly a change around in the second half, with Ralf Rangnick's side much improved, as they went on to win relatively comfortably, with Cristiano Ronaldo's frustration the only real negative.

Frank though wasn't happy with the 'luck' that United had and wanted to point out that the opposition even had to go more defensive towards the end of the game.

"Unbelievably proud of my team. We are the smallest club in the Premier League, Manchester United the biggest," he told BT Sport.


“We destroyed them in the first half, they didn’t have a sniff, three huge chances and there could only have been one winner of this game.

"They are unbelievably lucky. I know all the stuff about taking chances. They changed the system against little Brentford.

"One of those nights, fair play to David de Gea, if we get those chances again one will go in the back of the net. Our intensity killed them, we showed that in the first half, we played the Brentford way."


Undoubtedly Brentford did deserve some sort of lead in the first half but equally United were much the better side in the second, and taking chances is rather important in football.

The rant earned the Dane the moniker of 'Poundland Klopp' on social media, by fans of the opposing team, due to the German's reputation for using excuses after games.


Whilst Frank's comments about United being lucky certainly had truth behind them, the 48-year-old let himself down when mentioning the absence of Jadon Sancho.

The Brentford boss was making some point about how United had to change the system against 'little Brentford,' and said "That's why they pay £72m for Sancho who wasn't in the team."

However the 21-year-old was only missing from the squad due to a family funeral that he attended on Wednesday, and youth academy star Anthony Elanga started and scored, so hardly an example of a gap in the money the sides can spend.


The win leaves United just two points behind West Ham, who currently occupy fourth place in the league, with a game in hand over David Moyes' side, before the two sides meet at the weekend.

Brentford remain 10 points clear of the relegation zone and, despite the loss and his rant, Frank should be happy with life at the moment.

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport/PA

Topics: Premier League, Manchester United, Brentford

Ryan Sidle
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