David De Gea Will be disappointed with his early clearance, which fell to Streller to volley home, but was on hand to make a fine tip-over from Alexander Frei’s free-kick after the break. Could do little about the second goal.
Chris Smalling Was in the wars in the build-up to Basel’s goal after an accidental knock to the face from Vidic. Did his best to support Nani in attack in the first 45, but didn’t see as much of him after the break. May feel he should have cleared the cross for Basel’s second goal.
Rio Ferdinand Both he and Vida were kept on their toes by the lively Shaqiri, while Streller was a handful in the air. Not United's best defensive display as a uni,t which is disappointing when you consider our recent run of not conceding.
Nemanja Vidic A disappointing night for the captain, who was stretchered off with a nasty-looking knee injury just before the break.
Patrice Evra Shaqiri ensured most of the back four, particularly Evra, were kept fully occupied when Basel had possession. Got forward when he could to link up with Young and later Park, but the Reds got little joy down the left flank.
Nani By far United’s liveliest performer, he gave Park Joo Ho a torrid time. Sent an effort just over the bar shortly after Basel’s opener and saw another well saved soon after the break. Put some decent deliveries into the area but unfortunately no-one could finish them off.
Phil Jones Full of running throughout and was never afraid to go in for a tackle. Continued to drive forward as the Reds went in search of a vital equaliser and handed United a lifeline with two minutes remaining when he headed home. Unfortunately, it proved too little, too late.