Champions League: Ibrahimovic makes history as Basel shock Manchester United

Man United predicted line-up vs Brighton

Jose Mourinho has offered an injury update on his defence that will please and worry Manchester United fans in equal measure.

Steve Bower: "After some midweek Champions League frustrations, Manchester United will be fully aware that normal service will need to be resumed in their continued efforts to keep pace with their city neighbours".

Jose Mourinho hopes dropping Henrikh Mkhitaryan from his Manchester United first-team will fire up the Armenia worldwide after his recent poor performances.

Brighton has just the one win in what has been a just an 11 match series.

The former Sweden global made his Champions League debut for Ajax and has gone on to play for Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain.

The most recent encounter was won 1-0 by United in an FA Cup fourth-round home match in January 1993.

Basle's most famous supporter, Roger Federer, has been revelling in his team's memorable Champions League win against Manchester United.

Brighton have only ever beaten United once in 16 games in all competitions: 1-0 at home in November 1982. There have been seven United wins and three draws in the other 10 games.

United dominated much of the game at St Jakob Park but failed to score, and they were hit by a late sucker punch when Michael Lang snuck in behind Daley Blind to slot home an 89th-minute victor.

There were fears for his career when he sustained a serious knee problem in the Red Devils' Europa League semi-final second leg against Celta Vigo last season.

A victory to the away side would have helped Mourinho to rest players ahead of their tough-schedule in the Premier League.

Brighton are unbeaten in five Premier League matches, winning two and drawing three.

Gross has been directly involved in 62% of Brighton's 13 league goals, second only to Swansea's Tammy Abraham - who has contributed to 71% of his team's goals.



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