Zlatan Ibrahimovic On Bench - Manchester United Team vs Basel Confirmed

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"In some positions, when you don't have injuries, you have lots of options in other positions", Mourinho said, speaking ahead of United's Champions League game against Basel on Wednesday.

Having demolished Newcastle at Old Trafford this weekend, Manchester United will be looking to keep their momentum going in the Champions League.

The Red Devils were the superior team in the first half but the visitors couldn't make the breakthrough.

Jose Mourinho's side needed only a point to win the group and looked as though they would cruise to victory during a first half in which they controlled, but Basel rallied brilliantly after the break and stole a deserved victor right at the end.

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"When you're up in a game and you're getting opportunities like Man United did in the first half, you have to take your chances", Ferdinand told BT Sport.

The Swedish striker spent seven months on the sidelines with torn ACL ligaments but made his return as a second-half substitute during Saturday's 4-1 Premier League win over Newcastle United.

United would do well not to underestimate Basel, who beat Benfica 5-0 not too long ago and also won away at CSKA (even if they then lost their home leg).

Basel's dynamic front trio kept United's defence - which included Rojo for the first time since April - busy during the early stages, but the visitors quickly got to grips and began to command proceedings.

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