Manchester United had no problems with Basel

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Manchester United had no problems with Basel

Manchester
United was dreaming about returning to the Champions League therefore
the team of José Mourinho was focusing on a match of the first round
of a group stage against Basel as the meeting had to be held “Old
Trafford”. The head coach of “the red devils” had
frankly surprised the audience by the choice of football players for
the defensive line. Ashley Simon Young was on the right. This
football player was performing this season only for reserve team of
Mancunians. In the center the link Victor Lindelöf – Christopher
Smalling was working and they also didn’t plat this championship of
England. It should be noted that Manchester United captain was Paul
Pogba.

The
weather was rainy in Manchester but such weather is quite normal for
England. Despite the rain the team of José Mourinho on the second
minute had managed to create the moment. After the corner Romelu
Lukaku was able to take a ball from rivals’ penalty area and the
ball had hit Manuel Akanji. The hosts continued to dominate but Basel
was good in defense. Only the fourteenth minute brought the
aggravation of the game by “the red devils”. Juan Mata from
the right side of the penalty area threw a ball in the center,
however Henrikh Mkhitaryan sent a header over a crossbeam.

Paul
Pogba’s trauma became an unpleasant surprise for his team. The French
midfielder has injured the dorsal surface of a hip and after a short
medical pause it became clear that the football player won’t be able
to continue a game. Marouane Fellaini substituted the player and the
captain’s band was given to Ashley Young. Meanwhile, in the middle of
the first half Manchester United had to take the lead. Henrikh
Mkhitaryan was closing Romelu Lukaku’s cross but undelivered from a
close distance. The Armenian football player pursued rebounds,
however after a series of ricochets the ball got into the hands of
Tomáš Vaclík.

On
the 35th
minute José Mourinho’s team took the lead Marouane Fellaini had
fared. Ashley Young from the right wing made cross to gates and
Marouane Fellaini who was playing instead of the injured Paul Pogba
had made a header from a close distance! After that scored goal MU
was playing more quietly. The football players were going for a break
with the minimum advantage of “the red devils”.

Lukaku

The
starting piece of thesecond half was joyful for “Old Trafford”,
Manchester United could strengthen the goal advantage. The goal
turned out to be very similar to the first one but with other heroes.
Daley Blind made high-quality cross from the left wing and Romelu
Lukaku’s header was perfect! In fact, this goal has killed an
intrigue in rainy Manchester.

Shortly
Lukaku was able to create a double. The Belgian forward responded to
a cross from standard situation and sent a header – Tomáš Vaclík
was amazing this time. Basel built the first qualitative moment in
the middle of the second half. Elyounoussi in the penalty area had
bypassed the defender kicked – David de Gea demonstrated excellent
reaction. This episode became only an exception as for the rest of
the time United owned an initiative. Ashley Young could score but
after his kick from the middle distance Vaclík saved the team.


After
the second goal the game on “Old Trafford” became rather
boring. Marouane Fellaini shot from the right wing of penalty area,
Henrikh Mkhitaryan couldn’t kick but productive shot was made in a
moment by Markus Rashford. Final score – 3:0. Manchester United had
no problems with Basel.

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