David De Gea Conceded three goals but wasn't at fault for any of them. Indeed, made a few impressive stops on his United Champions League debut, including one instinctive reflex save with his right foot.
Fabio Surged forward well and played a key role in Danny Welbeck's first goal but not all of his passes found their man. The young Brazilian was solid enough, though, before limping off injured after 70 minutes.
Rio Ferdinand The Reds' most experienced defender found Marco Streller a real handful and was also kept on his toes by Basel's forward-running midfielders. An unusually tough shift at the office.
Phil Jones The youngster broke forward well in possession but the partnership with Rio never truly looked solid. Tackled well enough but was involved in the confusion that led to Basel's penalty.
Patrice Evra The Frenchman's attacking threat remains potent and he whipped over some dangerous crosses in the first half. He was caught upfield once or twice by Basel's swift counter-attacks, though.
Antonio Valencia Missed two close-range chances - one he headed wide, the other drew a smart save from Yann Sommer - in the first half but caused Basel plenty of problems before giving away the penalty for Basel’s third goal.
Anderson Some of the Brazilian's early passing was sublime, and he tackled well, too. But like so many of his team-mates, Anderson's impact dipped dramatically in the second half. Still one of the Reds' best, though.