Champions League Group A

Manchester United 3:0 FC Basel

Man Utd 3:0 Basel

Old Trafford

Date:
Tue, 12 September 2017
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  1. Sep 9, 2017
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    Lucky McLuckerson The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)

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    [​IMG] ...VS.... [​IMG]


    Date - Tuesday, September 12 2017
    Kickoff Time - 1945 Hrs BST
    Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester


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    Champions League form guide

    Manchester United:

    FC Basel:


    Previous Meetings

    FC Basel 2-1 Manchester United

    Manchester United 3-3 FC Basel

    Manchester United 1-1 FC Basel

    FC Basel 1-3 Manchester United


    All-Time Record

    Manchester United wins - 1
    FC Basel wins - 1
    Draws - 2


    Pre-Match Pressers

    José Mourinho



    Raphael Wicky



    Team News

    Manchester United

    Zlatan Ibrahimović and Marcos Rojo ruled out. Eric Bailly and Phil Jones suspended. Marouane Fellaini doubtful.


    FC Basel​

    Alexander Fransson, Dimitri Oberlin, Germano Vailati and Mohamed Elyounoussi doubtful.


    Know the opposition

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    Fussball Club Basel 1893, widely known as FC Basel or just Basel, is a Swiss professional football club based in Basel. FC Basel was started by an advertisement on 12 November 1893 that appeared in the Basler national newspaper requesting that a football team be formed and that anyone that wished to join should meet up the following Wednesday at 8:15. So, on 15 November 1893, FC Basel was born in the city of Basel. One of the early clubs captains was Joan Gamper, who later founded FC Barcelona in Spain. FC Basel did not have much of an early footballing success; it took them 40 years to win their first trophy, winning the Swiss Cup in 1933 when they defeated arch-rivals and reigning cup-holders Grasshopper Club Zürich 4–3, in what is now considered to be one of the best cup finals in Swiss football history.

    Basel's long-awaited title-win came in 1977 as they triumphed over Servette FC in a playoff. This meant that Basel returned to play in the European Cup but they were defeated in the first round once more, this time by Wacker Innsbruck of Austria, after showing so much promise on their last European outing. After years of disappointment, success followed Christian Gross' appointment in 1999. In 2002, Basel won the double (Swiss Championship and Swiss Cup) and reached the final of the Intertoto Cup. In the following season, they were the second Swiss team to ever play in the Champions League. The city of Basel and the city of Zürich have a long-standing rivalry. Therefore, FCB's most traditional and fiercest rivals are Grasshopper Club Zürich and FC Zürich. Basel play home games at St. Jokob-Park, which is currently the largest club stadium in Switzerland.


    Referee

    Ruddy Buquet.​
  2. Sep 9, 2017
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    SuperiorXI Full Member

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    Lets mark our return to the CL with a 4-0 under the OT floodlights :devil:
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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    No Herrera or Darmian please.
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    fecking hell.
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    DDG​
    .AV--CS--VL--DB
    ----PP--NM----
    ..
    JM--HM--AM
    RL

    Could also start Rashford and then start Martial on the weekend
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    Crashoutcassius Full Member

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    Lol
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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    What's funny?
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Can't wait to hear that music in a Man Utd game again :drool:

    Team should be...

    ---------------De Gea---------------
    Valencia--Smalling--Lindelof--Blind
    --------Pogba--------Matic--------
    Mata-------Mkhitaryan-------Rashford
    ---------------Lukaku---------------

    Subs: Romero, Darmian, Carrick, Fellaini, Herrera, Martial, Lingard
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    There would be no point in explaining it.
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    AkaAkuma& Banned

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    Let's see, 4-0, 4-0, 2-0 now 2-2, we gonna lose.
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    Ban Full Member

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    4-2-3-1 with Martial and Rashers please.
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    Crashoutcassius Full Member

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    Your comment about not having herrera and Damian in the team because we were worse today than previous games
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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    No it's because Herrera is bang average and always has been. He's got great work rate and can be very intelligent when pressing and marking, but is severely limited as a footballer. Would rather bring Mata back in.
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    RonaldoVII Full Member

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    Hopefully give the squad minutes so they look more prepared when called upon in the league.
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    Did you think that last season when he was our player of the season?
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    Glorious scenes.
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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    Yeah. He's not a bad player but look at some of the quality midfielders in the world and you must see how he doesn't compare?
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    I didn't offer an opinion, just interested in yours.

    He's not a Matic or a Pogba. I think that gets some people asking what he offers, as he's just a "midfielder" without any speciality.
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    Kapardin Full Member

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    We finished 6th, so it wasn't very difficult for him to be our player of the season when he played every minute because Carrick was past it and couldn't do the things Matic does.

    EDIT: Saw your response to him. My apologies.

    4-2-3-1 please. A more auspicious start to our CL campaign than the one under van Gaal. Batter them to get our confidence up.

    Not underestimating Basel's record against English teams though.
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    Kostov Full Member

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    A comfortable 3:0 please, i hate Basel since that big lump they had at CF injured Vidic last time around!
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Need to batter them to remove the bitter taste of today's match.

    De Gea
    Valencia - Smalling - Lindelof - Blind
    Matic - Pogba
    Mata - Mikhi - Martial
    Lukaku​
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    NJM78 Full Member

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    -------------De Gea
    Valencia Lindelof Smalling Blind
    ----------Pogba Matic
    --Lingard Mhkitaryan Martial
    -------------Lukaku

    Fellaini, Rashford, Herrera subs.

    2-1 or 3-1
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    Moonred Full Member

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    Home game. Comfortable win.
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Bayern have a great midfield, they got beaten by Hoffenheim today, you know the team the mighty Liverpool beat, who got beat by City 5-0 today.
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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    What are you on about? It's not today I'm going off. I've never rated him. Good squad player and he is a good one, but not a starter.
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    AXVnee7 Full Member

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    Big win to firmly put the Stoke game out of our minds please.
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    That a good midfield can get beaten sometimes and not look as good as they actually are.
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    IhabX7 Full Member

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    Good one mate. Needed that.
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    JustinC00 Full Member

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    ------------Lukaku

    Rashford----Mkhi----Martial

    --------Matic----Pogba

    Blind--Smalling--Lindelof--Valencia
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    Dazzmondo Full Member

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    Very disappointing performance against Stoke. Really hope to see a much better performance here.

    Early Predicted Lineup:
    _____________________________________________________________________
    1. de Gea

    25. Valencia 2. Lindelof 12. Smalling 17. Blind

    6. Pogba 31. Matic


    8. Mata 22. Mkhitaryan 11. Martial

    9. Lukaku
    ____________________________________________________________________
    Bench:
    20. Romero, 38. Tuanzebe, 36. Darmian, 16. Carrick, 21. Herrera, 14. Lingard, 19. Rashford.

    Predicted Score: Man Utd 4-0 Basel (Lukaku X2, Martial X2)​
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    Hugh Jass Full Member

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    4-2-3-1

    Martial and Rashford on the wings. Miki in the 10. Two early enough goals to settle the nerves.
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    Crashoutcassius Full Member

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    We should have sold him to barce for 40m so !
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    Mibabalou Full Member

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    It's great seeing that champions league background on the match day thread!

    Hope we can put in a good performance and Lindeloff gets some time.
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    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

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    Landed, the CL is back at Old Trafford! This is a winnable one, don't know much about Basel right now but used to follow them a bit coz my ex-bird was from there and a huge fan.

    -------------------De Gea--------------------------
    Valencia----Smalling------Lindelof-----------Blind
    -------------Pogba--------Matic--------------------
    Mkhitaryan---------Mata------------Rashford------
    -------------------Lukaku----------------------------

    SUBS - Martial (Rashford), Herrera (Mata), Lingard (Mkhitaryan).

    Man United 3 - 1 FC Basel
    Lukaku, Rashford, Martial.
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    Paul_Scholes18 Full Member

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    Hope we can perform well and win. Although Basel can be a tricky team. Need to play much better than today to beat them. I hope a lot of players can step up. Last season we did in the europa league so hopefully it will be the case in champions league as well.
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    Minkaro Full Member

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    Rarcus Mashford is by far my favourite player.
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    Agreed but I think Mookaku would be better up front.
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