Sir Alex ferguson must need to find a good formula against Swiss champion Basel,to avoid too early prolapse from Uefa Champions league.Swiss Basel records good results in Swiss national league,but they are aware of big difference between national competition and international.
Last match these two teams played at Old trafford showed that United dont have any space for relaxation.After leading 2-0 at home,Basel manage to comeback and overtuner the score to 2-3,when Ashley Young’s 90th-minute equaliser saved United from defeat.
“At 2-0, it seemed to me they didn’t take us seriously,” Basel captain Marco Streller said. “But after that, I know they will not underestimate us again.”
Manchester United in last four years have reached the Champions League final three times,and to progress futher this year,draw is enough for them,but they wont play to take just a point.
“It would be dangerous to think we only need a draw,” Young said.
“No-one at this club has that mentality.
“We still have it in our hands to go there and qualify, which was the main target and we will be trying to win.”
In last three previous meeting of these two clubs Manchester United is unbeaten,winning once and drawing twice.
Swiss champion Basel,need win to qualify from group stage of Uefa Champions competition to last 16,and Sir Alex Ferguson sees the chance in that fact.
“The only advantage is (Basel) do need to win and they have to try to beat us,” Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson said. “We’ve always kept good possession of the ball and made that a dominating factor of our game. It can take the temperature out of the game.”
“Our form away from home in Europe over the last three or four years has been fantastic”, said Ferguson. “We’ve done really well and it needs to be that kind of performance on Wednesday.”
Javier Hernandez is already out for a month with the ankle injury he suffered against Aston Villa on Saturday.
Manager Sir Alex Ferguson will have to rely on Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck against Basel as Dimitar Berbatov has been ruled out with an ankle injury,and Javier Hernandez is already out for a month with the ankle injury he suffered against Aston Villa on Saturday.
Michael Owen is also injured, while Federico Macheda has only played four minutes as a substitute in the Premier League and Mame Biram Diouf has just played in the League Cup.
Brazilian twins Rafael and Fabio also miss the game through injury, as does Tom Cleverley, while midfielder Michael Carrick is suspended,but probably Phil Jones will replace him.Nemanja Vidic is back after a two-game Champions League ban for his red card during a 2-0 win in Romania.
Sommer;Steinhofer, Abraham, Dragovic, J.Park;Shaqiri, Huggel, G.Xhaka, F.Frei;Streller, A.Frei
De Gea;Smalling, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra;;Rooney;Welbeck