Manchester United v Basel - As it happened

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Manchester United v Basel - As it happened

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Manchester United v Basel - As it happened


United get off to a winning start in the Champions League thanks to goals from Fellaini, Lukaku and Rashford. Manchester United 3-0 Basel.

Two minutes added on!

Basel chance!

Zuffi whips in a decent cross towards Steffen, but he doesn't even make contact with the ball and wastes a golden opportunity.

Rashford makes it three!

Fellaini gets to the byline before cutting a ball back into the path of Rashford. The youngster stays calm and slots past Vaclik to all but secure the three points for United.

Goal United!

Yellow card Xhaka

Mkhitaryan skips past Xhaka but the midfielder foolishly brings him down.

United on top

The home side have had 58% of possession.

Basel change!

Riveros is replaced by Oberlin.

United make their final change!

Mata is replaced by Rashford.

Group A update

CSKA Moscow lead Benfica 2-1 in the other tie in United's group.

United sub!

Martial is replaced by Lingard.

Young shoots from range

Young unleashes a low strike from the edge of the box, but the shot is pushed away by Vaclik.

Basel sub!

Bua replaces Van Wolfswinkel.

Basel chance!

Elyounoussi picks up the ball in the United penalty area, he manages to get a shot away but the effort is brilliantly tipped over by De Gea.

Lukaku chance!

Mkhitaryan delivers a dangerous free-kick towards the far post, Lukaku is on the end of it but sees his header comfortably saved.

Yellow card Blind

Blind picks up a booking after a rough challenge.

Lukaku doubles United's lead!

Blind floats in a cross following a short corner. Lukaku, who is sandwiched between two Basel defenders, does well to rise highest and power a header home.

Goal United!

Basel searching for an equaliser

The visitors are looking bright following the break. Can they find an equaliser?

We are back underway!

Half-time at Old Trafford!

United head down the tunnel 1-0 up thanks to substitute Marouane Fellaini.

Two minutes of added time!

Chance Basel!

Xhaka delivers a lofted free-kick towards the far post, Elyounoussi has plenty of time but directs his header straight at De Gea.

Yellow card Young

The defender sees yellow after a strong challenge.

Fellaini breaks the deadlock!

Nifty footwork allows Young to whip in a dangerous cross that Fellaini meets with a powerful header and beats Vaclik in the Basel goal.

United goal!

Yellow card Balanta

The Basel man goes into the book after flying in on Mkhitaryan.

Mkhitaryan should score!

Lukaku drives into the Basel box and cuts a ball back for Mkhitaryan. The midfielder scuffs his first attempt and it comes back off post before seeing his second blocked by Vaclik. United should be 1-0 up.

Fellaini replaces Pogba

United's captain is unable to continue and is replaced by Fellaini.

Pogba down with an injury

The midfielder looks like he's tweaked a hamstring.

Lukaku strike

The striker fires a low shot towards goal but Vaclik gets down well to save.

Mkhitaryan chance!

Martial dinks a lovely pass over the Basel defence for Mata to run onto. The Spaniard flicks the ball across the face of goal towards Mkhitaryan, but he can't find the target with his header.

United dominating

The home side have enjoyed 76% of the possession in the opening 10 minutes.

Young shot

The ball falls to Young on the edge of the box following another United corner. He tries his luck but sends the attempt over the crossbar.

Early chance for Lukaku!

Mata swings in a corner that Basel fail to clear. The ball pinballs around the box before falling out to Lukaku, who sees his strike blocked by a white shirt.

United get us underway!

Here come the teams!

Pogba captains United

Jose Mourinho has named Paul Pogba Manchester United captain for tonight's game.

Bailly and Jones miss out

The defensive duo will watch from the sidelines as they serve the final match of their European suspensions.


United and Basel have met on four previous occasions and the record is perfectly balanced with one win each and two draws.


Jose Mourinho's men return to the Champions League after a one year-absence having won the Europa League in May. The Red Devils will be hooping to get off to a strong start with a win against Swiss champions Basel.

Join us for live updates of the Champions League clash between Manchester United and Basel at Old Trafford.

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