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Manchester United vs Basel FC: Champions League


The Red Devils returned to action after the international break by thumping Newcastle 4-1 at Old Trafford.

Paul Pogba played a starring role after his hamstring injury, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned from his ACL problem with a cameo off the bench.




United still need a point to qualify for the Champions League last 16 despite having won all four games so far, so we expect Jose Mourinho to field a strong team away to the Swiss champions.

However, he will still rotate a few players from the weekend’s victory, with a hectic fixture schedule coming up.

Ibrahimovic is unlikely to start just yet, but Phil Jones, Eric Bailly and Michael Carrick are the only likely injury absentees.

Manchester United vs Basel FC: Champions League prediction, team news, line-ups, start time, live, TV

Manchester United can confirm top spot in Group A with just a point as they return to Champions League action against Basel on Wednesday.

With just one goal conceded after four games, United are firmly in pole position but face a Swiss side sitting in second place and level on points with third-placed CSKA Moscow.




A slip up for Basel - who have Taulant Xhaka is suspended for the game - could see them facing elimination, with a trip to Benfica on the final matchday, while United are averaging more than two goals a game.

United have not always had it their own way against Basel, being knocked out of the Champions League group stage by Wednesday's opponents five years ago.

How To Watch

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 2, with coverage from 7.15pm for a 7.45pm kick-off at the St. Jakob-Park, Basel.

BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.

Team News

Manchester United 
Manchester United still have injury concerns in defence after Phil Jones and Eric Bailly missed Saturday's 4-1 win over Newcastle United.

It is unclear if the duo will be fit to return, with Mourinho having partnered Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling in the heart of the defence against the Magpies.

Lindelof put in another unimpressive showing and youngster Axel Tuanzebe is perhaps a better option, according to football writer Liam Canning:




Marcos Rojo is another possibility after regaining fitness following a serious knee injury and making the squad on Saturday.

Paul Pogba returned from injury and put in a superb display against Newcastle, scoring and assisting Anthony Martial, but Mourinho could rest the midfielder, per Samuel Luckhurst at the Manchester Evening News.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic also made his return from injury at Old Trafford, and he could see more minutes as he bids to return to full match fitness.

Basel, meanwhile, will be without midfielder Taulant Xhaka due to suspension, per UEFA.


More Details:


Manchester United vs Basel FC
 Wednesday. Nov. 22
 7.45 p.m. (GMT)/2.45 p.m. (ET)
TV: BT Sport 2 (UK)

1ST HALF


Manchester United 0-0 Basel FC

2ND HALF

Manchester United 0-1 Basel FC

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