FC Basel – Manchester United – Even after four rounds, the famous A-League group is famous, and this is the famous Manchester United, which has achieved all the victories so far, while the other side will be fined by the Moscow CSKA and Swiss Basel have six winning points. For this reason, the Swiss must look for a positive result in the domestic match with the “red ropes”, which in their first round at Old Trafford overtaken them by as much as 3: 0.
And this match might have best demonstrated the current strength relationship between these two teams, so Basel players on Wednesday evening will have to show a top match if they want to score at least one point. Otherwise, after the defeat at Old Trafford, they also made two linked wins, first at home with even 5: 0 over Benfica and then in Moscow with 2: 0 over CSKA, and already seemed to be the most serious candidates to together with United are going to win the finals of this group.
However, in the fourth round they were defeated at home by 2: 1 of the Moscow team, and they again fought for the second place in Group A. However, Basel would have gone further if the two sides were better off in the match with CSKA. The team had the same number of points at the end, while Benfica has already dropped out of that race because there is no point on the board. Let’s say that Gaber and the attacker outside of Wolfswinkel are still defenseless, while against the United, there is no suspended midfielder Xhaka.
Unlike their next opponents, footballers Manchester United had already secured a place in the knockout phase of the Champions League after four rounds of play, after having routinely made their 2-0 win over Benfica in their last run. In this way, Mourinho’s coaches continued to maintain the maximum effect, which for now only went to PSG and their city rivals City, which is also in the championships the main competitor in the title fight.
However, after visiting defeats by Huddersfield and Chelsea, United has been severely lagging behind for leading “citizens” because it has even eight points less than them, while on the other hand they only score more than the third-placed “blonde” from London. As for the situation with the playmaker, Bailly and Jones, as well as Carrick midfielder, are currently out of the box, while Mourinho will probably not risk even with a recovered striker Rojo, head of Pogba and Ibrahimovic striker.