Match Preview: Manchester United v FC Basel

Manchester United are back in the Champions League for the first time since 2015 and face Swiss Super League outfit FC Basel on the opening night of this seasons competition.

Following their triumph in the Europa League last season, United will be hoping that they have some success in the Champions League this term. As well as Swiss side FC Basel, the Red Devils head into the group stage alongside Benfica and CSKA Moscow.

Premier League centre half pairing Phil Jones and Eric Bailly miss out, through suspension, but Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof will deputise at the heart of the United defence, with David De Gea starting in goal.

FC Basel come into the fixture on the back of 3 games without a victory, but do have a decent record at Old Trafford as they have managed to take a point away from Manchester on the previous two trips.

Former Norwich striker Ricky Van Wolfswinkel, will lead the line for the Swiss outfit and he has been in impressive form scoring 7 goals in 7 games for FC Basel.

Score Prediction: Manchester United 2-0 FC Basel

Manchester United and FC Basel fans let us your predictions in the comments section…

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