Rio Ferdinand criticises Man United players' lack of professionalism in Basel defeat

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Manchester United's star midfielder Paul Pogba featured vs Basel in the Champions League and clearly impressed the club's supporters.

Michael Lang scored a late victor to secure three points for Basel and stop Manchester United from winning Group A on Wednesday night.

Manchester City opened up an eight-point lead over United while Pogba was convalescing, but both he and Ibrahimovic spoke optimistically about reeling in Pep Guardiola's side after Saturday's game.

United hit the woodwork twice in a dominant first half, but they were outplayed after the interval and could have few complaints about Lang's dramatic victor. Rojo, meanwhile, is back after seven months out with a knee injury and made his first start of the season.

What should have been a chance to wrap key players in cotton wool now has something riding on it, especially as CSKA have their own qualification scrap going on after they beat Benfica.

"Frustration starts in the first half, I was counting to my assistants: one two and three, then four and five, then Martial six, Fellaini seven, we go to half time 0-0 and put ourselves in this situation and in the second half it would be hard to have the same number of chances".

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"It looks for many periods in the first half it was impossible not to win".

Fellaini threatened again with another header that fizzed wide from Daley Blind's free-kick.

"If the team is not winning, his presence on the pitch will be important and it will be positive for him to play with (Romelu) Lukaku".

"We were not informed, apart from that I don't have to speak with Southgate, I just wish [for the] good and want him to be successful".

Mourinho sent on Nemanja Matic and Marcus Rashford, but United didn't respond and Lang almost made them pay by crashing a header against the bar. David De Gea did wonderfully so far this season and he got a night off. Manchester United will host Brighton this coming weekend as points in the Premier League are a priority now.

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