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Manchester United Fans React To Miserable 1-0 Champions League Loss To Basel

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Manager Jose Mourinho of Manchester United walks off after the UEFA Champions League group A match between Manchester United and SL Benfica at Old Trafford on October 31, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

Manchester United travelled to Basel tonight knowing just a point would secure their all but guaranteed qualification to the knockout stages to the Champions League, whereas a win would see them top the group with a game to spare. 

It was a disappointing night in Switzerland for them.

Given the fact that United dispatched of the Swiss side in a comfortable 3-0 win in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford earlier in this group campaign and their 4-1 hammering of Newcastle at the weekend, Jose Mourinho’s side would have been fancied to come away with another three points tonight.

What transpired was quite a dull affair and one which will see United rue missed chances. A late goal saw the home side clinch all three points on the night.

Far from impressed, the Red Devil’s faithful voiced their displeasure at being unable to break down the Basel defence and the conceding of the 89th minute winner.

Along with Mourinho, right-back Matteo Darmian took the brunt of the criticism from the Twitter population of United supporters.

Another cause for concern amongst Red Devils’ supporters appears to be how to manage the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. While the Swede undoubtedly increases the strength in depth of the squad ten-fold when available, where does he fit in this current team? Can he play alongside Romelu Lukaku, or is it one or the other?

Ibrahimovic was introduced as a second half substitute tonight on place of Anthony Martial. The 36-year-old played up top, forcing Lukaku into a wider position on the right.

 

 

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