It’s been an amazing last 24 hours for me as a Basel fan. Who would have thought that we could have beaten out the mighty Manchester United to seal our place through to the Last 16 of the Champions League at their expense. Just who would have though it? Not me for one!
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I hate people who say 'told you so' but as certainly as I am turning into my Dad, I am also going to say told you so, again after Manchester United's defeat tonight to Basel!
Manchester United year upon year are normally guaranteed to at least reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League. However they won’t be doing that this season after slumping to a shock defeat to Swiss Champions Basel, which knows them out of the competition at the group stages for only the third time in 17 years.
Manchester United face Basel on Wednesday night in a crunch final Champions League group game for both sides. United go into the match only needing a draw to progress through to the Last 16 - whilst the Swiss champions need a win - with Benfica having already qualified.
You may remember a while ago we featured an interview with a Basel fan about his take on the Champions League draw, after he learnt that his side had been paired with Manchester United in this season’s competition.
Manchester United play Basel tonight in their second Champions League group-stage game of the season, in what will no doubt be a game that Sir Alex Ferguson will demand anything but a win from.
After getting a take on our Champions League group from the view of a Benfica fan Ricardo Soares and an Otelul Galati fan Daniel Marian, I thought it would be good to finally chat to a Basel fan to find out what their thoughts are ahead of the Champions League which has started this week.
I thought it would be good at the start of every month to give my predictions on the games that Manchester United will have over the season. Here's how I can see our games in September panning out.
The Champions League draw for the compeititon's group stages were announced yesterday in Monaco with Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and new boys Manchester City representing England.