Manchester United will kick-off their Champions League campaign on Tuesday night after a gap of an year against Switzerland‘s Basel. The opening fixture will be played at Old Trafford and it will go on air at 12:15 AM (IST).
Although Manchester United missed out on cementing a top four place last year in Premier League table but they automatically booked a place in Champions League by clinching the Europa League title.
Jose Mourinho’s newly assembled team is playing sensationally well since the start of the English Premier League and is proving to be too much for opposing defences.
On other hand, considering the stature of Basel, securing any point from the upcoming fixture looks like a daunting task for the Swiss club.
The Old Trafford outfit will head into the game without their consistently performing defensive duo of Eric Bailly and Phil Jones.
All eyes will be on Jose Mourinho’s summer recruit Romelu Lukaku who will mark his return in Champions League since his Chelsea days.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was named in Manchester United’s Champions League squad but its doubtful whether he will play as he is recovering from an ongoing injury.
Manchester United was on a winning streak of 3 games in Premier League till they were held by Stoke last week at Brittania Stadium.