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United v Basel - Fascinating Facts

United v Basel - Fascinating Facts

Champions League football is, thankfully, back at Old Trafford.

Ahead of our game with Basel, we`ve looked into the history and form books to bring you some fascinating facts.

1 - This will be the 5th game between these two side, currently the record stands at 1 win each and 2 draws.

2 - Basel have never lost at Old Trafford, both previous trips have resulted in draws - 1-1 in March 2003 and 3-3 in September 2011

3 - Tonight, Manchester United commence their 21st Champions League campaign, the most of any English side but sitting 4th in the all-time listings behind real Madrid, Barcelona and Porto, all of whom have played in 22 campaigns.

4 - Manchester United have reached the knockout stages in 16 of their previous 20 Champions League campaigns.

5 - In 32 appearances in the Champions League, Paul Pogba has scored on just 2 occasions.

6 - Jose Mourinho has won the Champions League with 2 different clubs, joining an exclusive group of managers that includes - Ernst Happel, Ottmar Hitzfeld, Jupp Heynckes and Carlo Ancelotti.

7 - When it comes to winning the famous trophy, Manchester United have done it on 3 occasions, only Liverpool, with 5, can better that when it comes to English winners.

8 - Jose Mourinho will be managing his 5th different club in the Champions League with the other 4 being Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

9 - Basel are making their 8th appearance in the Champions League.

10 - Basel have never progressed further than the last sixteen of the competition.

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Writer:Red Boy
Date:Tuesday September 12 2017
Time: 10:16AM

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