Michael Lang scored a late winner to safe three factors for Basel and cease Manchester United from profitable Group A on Wednesday night time.
Lang tapped in from shut vary after nice work from Raoul Petretta to damage United’s beforehand excellent document within the Champions League.
United went closest within the first half by Marouane Fellaini and Marcos Rojo, each of whom hit the woodwork in an in any other case drab however bodily opening 45 minutes.
Anthony Martial additionally had an opportunity for the Crimson Devils, testing Tomas Veclik with a chipped shot after being despatched scampering by on purpose.
Basel had struggled to create possibilities within the first interval however grew in confidence after the break, with Mohamed Elyounoussi and Serey Die seeing bold pictures fail earlier than Renato Steffen went shut, whistling an effort simply huge of Sergio Romero’s purpose.
Lang hit the bar with a header after besting Daley Blind aerially earlier than United’s defence scrambled clear.
The hosts additionally noticed a good shout for a penalty turned down after Steffen tumbled beneath the problem of Rojo, who then denied Dimitri Oberlin from shut vary with a well-timed block.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s introduction from the bench was a sign of Mourinho’s intention to win the sport, the Swede partnering Lukaku up entrance, however the substitute did not affect the sport throughout his cameo.
Nonetheless, it was Lang who popped up within the 89th minute with the match’s most vital second, passing into an empty web to provide Basel actual hope of qualifying for the knockout phases.
United stay favourites to win the group, needing only a level from their final match in opposition to CSKA Moscow in December.
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Basel XI: Vaclik, Akanji, Suchy, Balanta, Lang, Serey Die, Zuffi, Petretta, Steffen, Oberlin, Elyounoussi
Manchester United XI: Romero, Darmian, Smalling, Rojo, Blind, Herrera, Fellaini, Lingard, Pogba, Martial, Lukaku