THOMAS Frank was proud of his side for the way they performed against Manchester United despite the 3-1 defeat at home.

Ivan Toney's fifth goal of the season was a consolation for the Bees, but there were plenty of positives to be taken from the game.

Brentford boss Frank rued their host of missed chances in the first half, saying: “We are the smallest club in the Premier League, Manchester United the biggest. 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.

“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.

“The way we smashed them in the first half was fantastic, so proud of my team.”