Man Utd - Champions League Tickets

Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United Manager

Manchester United 3-3 Basel

Man Utd: De Gea, Rafael Da Silva, Jones, Ferdinand, Evra, Anderson, Carrick, Giggs, Valencia, Welbeck, Young. Subs: Lindegaard, Owen, Berbatov, Park, Nani, Fletcher, Diouf.

Basle: Sommer, Steinhofer, Abraham, Dragovic, Park, Fabian Frei, Cabral, Zoua, Granit Xhaka, Alexander Frei, Streller. Subs: Colomba, Ajeti, Schurpf, Chipperfield, Taulant Xhaka, Kovac, Pak.

Danny Welbeck scored on 16 and 17 minutes.

However Basel's Alex Frei and namesake Fabian Frei kept Basel in the match. The Swiss side were the better team in the second half.

Valencia pulled down Streller to give Frei a penalty, and the visitors a 3-2 lead on 76 mins.

A rousing last 15 minutes plus injury time proved enough time for Ashley Young to rescue a point - ending the match in a draw.

‘The Champions League is the best competition in the world now, better than the World Cup, better than the European Championships. But it’s not a golden period for us because we have lost two finals, so I don’t think it can be called a golden period. We have been consistent in the Champions League, our form away from home has been outstanding and we hope we can do better this year and win it. That’s the aim of this club all the time’, said Sir Alex Ferguson.

Fergie remarked about their game against Basel, ‘The Basel team have good experience of being in Europe so we will respect that’.

Dimitar Berbatov is set to start - although he has not scored in the Champions League since 2008.

Manchester United has high hope of winning this season’s Champions League  to cap their most successful European era.

Ferguson has quite remarkably guided the Red Devils to three of the past four Champions League finals.

United lost out to Barcelona in 2009 and 2011 but beat Chelsea to claim the crown in 2008.

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