Last Updated at 3:08 pm, December 14th 2011
Shaqiri comes off and Valentin Stocker replaces him as Basel waste a few more seconds of time.
GOAL! Evans is the man claiming a goal!!
Alexander Frei comes off to a strong ovation, with Massimo Colomba replacing the goalscorer.
Shaqiri goes down under Evra, and while making the most of it, Evra picks up a booking, perhaps unfairly.
GOAL! Alexander Frei scores!!
Xhaha makes way, and Grant Chipperfield, the 36-year-old, takes his place.
Basel just might do this. Xhaka goes for glory after a good passing move, but he fires over, as Park comes off for Federico Macheda.
The uninfluential Young comes off and Danny Welbeck arrives on to the pitch.
Mike Travers writes: "Man Utd need to buck there Ideas up the past few games plenty if possession and attack in them but no end product!! This 2nd half if going to be Nanis best 45mins of his Nan Utd career!!"
John Mattinson's tactical plan: "Time for Manchester United to take off Smalling and Park to bring on Valencia and Welbeck. Jones switch to right back, Young inside with Park, Valencia on the wings with Nani and Rooney supporting Welbeck."
HALF TIME. Basel 1 Man United 0.
Young is booked for a tackle on Xhaka, after the referee had taken quite a long time to pull out the card. Questionable refereeing.
Vidic looks a right state, as he is being carried off on a stretcher in worrying scenes for United, with Jonny Evans about to come on.
Xhaka fouls Nani, who was breaking down the right, and is deservedly booked for his trip.
GOAL! Streller gives Basel the lead!
Jemma Bills writes: "I believe Man United can pull themselves out of the bad patch. This is a strong line up and we are due a Rooney hat trick 3-1."
Despite Manchester Utd's poor show in their first clash at Old Trafford, the Premier League champions are firm favourites with Sky Bet to win and seal their qualification at 8/13. A win for Basel is avaliable at FC Basel 9/2, while the draw is priced at 14/5.
Ben Gleeson is in somewhat controversial form, writing: "This won't go down well with the fellow United supporters, but I really wouldn't mind dropping out of the Champs League tonight as that might finally be the wake up call Fergie needs. He actually thinks his team is fine and cannot see the problems that need sorting. Would welcome the win, but a loss might just be a blessing in disguise."
Matt Ingram writes: "Cannot see anything other than a United win tonight, 4 clean sheets in a row in the Premier League, just need to continue that form tonight. I think 2-0 United with Rooney and Giggs on the scoresheet."
Jamie Hodson writes: "I've gone United to win from behind 10/1! Could be a nervous start depending how many young heads Fergie plays. Interesting to see the team"
A slightly concerned Roger writes: "I'm not overly confident about tonight because Basel are a strong team. With the injuries we have and the poor run of form since mid-october, I'm not too convinced. We are dodgy at the back and in midfield without Vidic and Cleverley/Anderson. Also our forwards have been very average for the past month and a half. I hope this is the night we turn it all around. My heart says 0-3 United with Rooney (2) back in form and Young to score. My head says 1-1."
UEFA Champions League
Wed 7th Dec - Group D
Din Zagreb1 - 7Lyon
Ajax0 - 3R Madrid
Wed 7th Dec - Group C
Basel2 - 1Man Utd
Benfica1 - 0Otelul Galati
Wed 7th Dec - Group B
Lille0 - 0Trabzonspor
Inter1 - 2CSKA Mosc
Wed 7th Dec - Group A
Man City2 - 0Bay Munich
Villarreal0 - 2Napoli
UEFA Champions League Group A
UEFA Champions League Group B
UEFA Champions League Group C
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UEFA Champions League Group D
UEFA Champions League Group E
UEFA Champions League Group F
|2||Paris St Germain||6||13|
UEFA Champions League Group G
UEFA Champions League Group H