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Basel vs Manchester United LIVE: Express Sport brings you the latest Champions League scores, news and updates

18: He’s missed another sitter. Marouane Fellaini is completely unmarked inside the six-yard box but guides Blind’s free-kick a few yards wide.

15: There’s a clear gulf in class between these two sides. When Manchester United turn on the tap Basel simply can’t handle them.

12: I think we were all expecting the net to ripple when Romelu Lukaku rolled his defender. The Belgian does all the hard work and then taps a shot straight at the goalkeeper.

Seconds later, Marouane Fellaini arrives at the perfect moment to head a cross that’s cleared off the line. Much better from the visitors.

PSG 1-1 CELTIC – NEYMAR

Order has been restored inside eight minutes folks. Neymar bangs in an equaliser for Paris St-Germain. I feel like Dembele’s opener only served to make the Parisian side angry.

9: Someone grab the oxygen tank for Elyounoussi! He’s just embarked on a 60-yard solo run only to see his pass roll straight out of play. I think they would have called that a FAIL in 2009…

6: Low-key start here. Basel have been marginally better but there’s no real opportunities to speak of. Pitch appears to be holding up nicely too. No excuses I’m afraid, Jose!

PSG 0-1 CELTIC – DEMBELE

Urm… Celtic are leading against tournament favourites Paris St-Germain… I’m in a state of shock. Dembele netted after just two minutes. They might just regret scoring that early.

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Basel vs Manchester United LIVE: Latest Champions League scores, news and updates

3: Owen Hargreaves is keen to remind us that Basel’s stadium hasn’t been a very good hunting ground for British teams in recent years. He’s right, but Basel had better individual stars in the past.

BASEL 0-0 MANCHESTER UNITED

1: And we’re underway folks. I don’t want to put a downer on tonight’s match, but I’m strongly sensing a 0-0. Hope I’m wrong!

DE GEA IN TROUBLE?

19:43: This is an interesting tweet from reporter David McDonnell in Basel. Have a butchers at this…

He wrote: “Manchester United goalkeeping coach Silvino Louro has just ordered David De Gea, who is not playing tonight and was sat in the dug-out wearing headphones, to go back to the dressing-room. De Gea didn’t look impressed.”

Not really sure why he’s travelled too be honest – he’s not even in the squad!

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Basel vs Manchester United LIVE: Latest Champions League scores, news and updates

BASEL vs MANCHESTER UNITED

19:40: Quick reminder for y’all.

Basel XI: Vaclik, Akanji, Suchy, Balanta, Lang, Die, Zuffi, Petretta, Steffen, Oberlin, Elyounoussi.

Subs: Salvi, Fransson, Ajeti, Riveros, Manzambi, Itten, Bua.

Manchester United XI: Romero, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Rojo, Lingard, Fellaini, Ander Herrera, Martial, Pogba, Lukaku.

Subs: Joel Pereira, Lindelof, Ibrahimovic, Rashford, Shaw, Matic, McTominay.

WHEN DO UNITED QUALIFY?

19:35: After four wins from as many Group A matches, United are all but through given they boast a six-point cushion over second placed Basel.

Jose Mourinho’s men will, though, wrap up the group with a draw tonight. It is a case of when rather than if United make the last 16.

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Basel vs Manchester United LIVE: Latest Champions League scores, news and updates

TWITTER ROUND-UP

Jason: Fans are crackers! Marcos Rojo is another player who used to get slaughtered every week and now gets respect. Proves how fickle and how quick people judge.

Vaibhav: Feel sad for Luke Shaw, now that even Marcos Rojo is starting games!

Jack: Happily accept a 0-0 and official qualification most important thing is that we end the night with no injuries.C’mon United!!

ELSEWHERE IN EUROPE…

19:25: Obviously we’ll be focusing on events in Basel tonight, but there’s plenty of action going on elsewhere.

The game of the night is undoubtedly Juventus vs Barcelona. The Catalan giants have already qualified but Juve desperately need the points.

Celtic face another difficult test in Paris St-Germain needing a point to qualify for the Europa League.

Oh, and there’s the small matter of Atletico Madrid vs Roma.

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Basel vs Manchester United LIVE: Latest Champions League scores, news and updates

HAVE YOUR SAY

19:20: If you want to vent your frustrations, or discuss any issues in the world of football (within reason), then get in touch!

You can either comment at the bottom of the page or contact me via Twitter using the hashtag #ExpressSport.

THE PITCH…

19:15: Basel had to lay a new surface at St Jakob-Park after Switzerland’s World Cup play-off win against Northern Ireland turned into a mud bath.

Just 10 days after that match, United will line-up against the Swiss champions on a patchy surface that Mourinho and Chris Smalling had a look at on the eve of the game.

Neither seemed overly concerned and Basel head coach Raphael Wicky insisted it was better than it looked. On Saturday his side beat FC Sion 5-1 on it without many issues.

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Basel vs Manchester United LIVE: Latest Champions League scores, news and updates

TEAM NEWS – MANCHESTER UNITED

Analysis from our reporter James Benson.

19:10: Jose Mourinho has gone with usual European stopper Sergio Romero in goal, with Portuguese rookie Joel Pereira on the bench.

Chris Smalling partners the fit-again Marcus Rojo at centre-back, with Phil Jones and Eric Bailly unavailable through injury.

Matteo Darmian starts on the right side of defence for United, with Daley Blind providing overlapping width on the opposite flank.

Ander Herrera is in the middle of midfield, alongside Paul Pogba, who captains the side after impressing against Newcastle on Saturday, and Marouane Fellaini.

Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial are on the wings for United, with Romelu Lukaku spearheading Mourinho’s attack.

Alongside Pereira, Mourinho has Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to call on from the bench.

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Basel vs Manchester United LIVE: Latest Champions League scores, news and updates

BASEL vs MANCHESTER UNITED

19:05: Plenty of changes from Jose, but it’s still a very strong starting XI.

Basel XI: Vaclik, Akanji, Suchy, Balanta, Lang, Die, Zuffi, Petretta, Steffen, Oberlin, Elyounoussi.

Subs: Salvi, Fransson, Ajeti, Riveros, Manzambi, Itten, Bua.

Manchester United XI: Romero, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Rojo, Lingard, Fellaini, Ander Herrera, Martial, Pogba, Lukaku.

Subs: Joel Pereira, Lindelof, Ibrahimovic, Rashford, Shaw, Matic, McTominay.

Referee: Daniele Orsato.

EVENING

19:00: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Basel vs Manchester United in the Champions League.

We’ve just seen Chelsea book their place in the knockout stages with a resounding 4-0 victory over Qarabag.

Can Manchester United follow suit?

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Basel vs Manchester United LIVE: Latest Champions League scores, news and updates

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Basel vs Manchester United LIVE: Latest Champions League scores, news and updates

BASEL vs MANCHESTER UNITED – PREVIEW

Phil Jones, Eric Bailly and Michael Carrick will miss Manchester United’s trip to Basel, where Zlatan Ibrahimovic will start the evening on the bench.

Centre-backs Jones and Bailly missed Saturday’s win against Newcastle through injury, while Carrick remains sidelined with a calf complaint.

Ibrahimovic returned from knee ligament damage off the bench at the weekend and Jose Mourinho hopes to be able to do the same tonight.

Marcos Rojo is pushing to return from a long-term knee injury, while Ashley Young, Juan Mata and Antonio Valencia were not pictured travelling to Switzerland.

Manchester United provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Pereira, Tuanzebe, Darmian, Lindelof, Rojo, Smalling, Shaw, Blind, Pogba, McTominay, Matic, Herrera, Fellaini, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Rashford, Ibrahimovic, Lukaku, Martial.