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Manchester United’s unbeaten run in the Champions League came to a stuttering halt as the Red Devils were beaten by Basel, thanks to an 89th-minute goal by Michael Lang.

We were the much better team throughout the game but our wastefulness in the first half, followed by a laboured and slow performance in the second half was rightfully punished by the Swiss side.

The loss would turn out to be disastrous for United should they lose their final game at home against CSKA Moscow but the Russian side would have to beat us by at least 4 clear goals and Basel too would have to win against Benfica.

United did ring in the changes to the side that beat Newcastle at the weekend as Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo started for the English side. It was not that United didn’t have their best players, as Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku both started. But they just could not fire United into the lead.

No matter how hard United tried, they weren’t clicking and that spurred on the home side as Lang had a header come off the post. The rebound though, unfortunately, did not find the back of the net. Lang did not make a mistake in the 89th minute as the Basel man scored from a header via a cross from Raoul Petretta.

Even bringing on Zlatan was not enough to save United’s blushes and hopefully, there will not be a calamity at Old Trafford in a couple of weeks as we look to finish the group as toppers.

United fans certainly were unhappy with the result and here are some of the reactions from Twitter where some took a shot at Marouane Fellaini and Lukaku while others blamed the attitude of the side for the loss.