Manchester United defeat Basel 3-0 in Champions League group A tie

Manchester United defeat Basel 3-0 in Champions League group A tie

- Manchester United defeated Basel 3-0 in Champions League group A clash

- Fellaini, Lukaku and Rashford got their names on the score-sheets

- The big Belgian midfielder replaced Paul Pogba in the 19th minutes of the game

Premier league giants Manchester united secured all 3 points in their first game of Champions League group A as they defeated Basel 3-0 at Old Trafford.

Marouane Fellani replaced Pogba just 19 minutes into the game as the Frenchman pulled a hamstring in his first game as Manchester United captain.

A fantastic Fellaini header in the first half put the hosts ahead as the Belgian connected with Ashley Young's cross from the right wing.

Manchester United defeat Basel 3-0 in Champions League group A tie

Fellaini celebrates his goal with teammates. Photo: Squawka

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In form striker Lukaku doubled the lead for the homeside shortly after the break, with a powerful header of his own from a corner.

Manchester United defeat Basel 3-0 in Champions League group A tie

Lukaku celebrates his goal against the Swiss giants. Photo: ManUtd/Twitter

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Marcus Rashford met a pull back from the right inside the box and smashed the ball into the roof of the net to take the score to 3-0.

Manchester United defeat Basel 3-0 in Champions League group A tie

Rashford scored on his UEFA Champions League debut. Photo: BBC

In other Champions League match day 1 actions, Paris Saint Germain defeat Scottish champions Celtic 0-4 at Celtic park, while Spanish champions Barcelona proved too hot to handle as they trashed Juventus 3-0 at Camp Nou.

Roma and Spanish side Atletico Madrid shared the spoils in a goalless encounter at Stadio Olimpico while Premier league champions Chelsea destroyed Azerbaijan side Qarabag 6-0 in an exciting encounter at Stanford Bridge.

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