Football News – Basel-Manchester United
Basel welcomes Manchester United in a match from Group A of the UEFA Champions League.
We are about to witness a clash between the first two teams in this group. Basel are second with 6 points won so far – the same amount of points as the third CSKA Moscow. Meanwhile Manchester United are a convincing leader in the group with a perfect record of 12 points from four games played.
Manchester United are going to win this group and it’s absolutely clear now. If they want, the Red Devils could make some experiments with their starting eleven in the two games left which they are about to play in this group. They are already qualified for the next phase of the competition.
But for Basel it’s a little bit different. The Swiss champion is engaged in a fierce battle with CSKA Moscow for the second place in the group. Right now every point won could be crucial, so Basel do not have any room left for errors. Including against Manchester United.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that United are not going to be motivated to beat Basel. To wear the red shirt of United is a matter of honour, so we shall expect to see the Red Devils playing on their top level against the Swiss team. Even if some of the club’s main players recieve a rest by the manager Jose Mourinho.
Basel are struggling in the Swiss Super League right now, where they have lost their position as a leader, but in the Champions League they are performing good. The big question is – can they keep this level in the remaining two rounds of the Champions League? For Basel this is their last home game in the Champions League group stage, so they’d want to make sure that they will use this in their favour.