Manchester United plays today in the champions league its first match against FC Basel, at the Old Trafford. However, being with Benfica and Basel in the same group stage brings bad memories to Man United fans.
Man United last time played against Benfica and Basel in the season 2011/2012 were in the same group stage as Manchester United, Manchester United didn’t qualify to the knock out stages, and Basel knocked Man United out.
In addition, there are 5 other reasons why Man United shouldn’t underestimate Basel and play as if they are playing against the best team in the world.
The 5 reasons are
1-Basel knocked out Man United out of the group stages in 2011.
2-First time both teams met was in 2002/2003 season where Gary Neville saved Man United from losing by scoring the equalizer at the Old Trafford
3-After Man United was leading the score by 2-0 in 2011/2012 season, Basel equalizer and was going to win but Ashley young equalizer 3-3
4-Basel never lost against Jose Mourinho. Last time Basel played against Mourinho in 2013/2014, Chelsea lost 1-2.
5-Basel played 26 matches against the English clubs, and won or drew half of them.