FC Basel will be hosting Manchester United at St. Jacob stadium on Wednesday evening in a match that could see them qualify for the round of 16 as group winners. Manchester United are currently top of their Champions League group standings after winning all of their four Champions League group matches. Jose Mourinho boy's return to the Champions League after beating Newcastle United 4-1on Saturday evening.

United have traveled to Switzerland to play the Swiss champions at their famous St. Jakob arena. The Red Devils earned maximum points against Benfica in their last Champions League match at Old Trafford stadium, and will be buoyed by the weekend thrashing of Newcastle United.

The match in Switzerland will see the two European giants play against each other to determine who will emerge as a group winner, Manchester United knows even a draw will be enough to guarantee United top the table.

Key talking points

Manchester United is the most successful English club, after having won the English Premier League a record 20 times and the Champions League 3 times. Manchester United last won the English title in 2012/13 when Alex Ferguson was in charge.

FC Basel are re the defending Swiss champions . They have won the Swiss Super League 20 times, the second most of any Swiss club and have qualified into the European competitions for the last 10 years.

The Red Devils have won the Champions League 3 times, after reaching the final five times.

United last won the Champions League in 2007/08 against a fellow premier side Chelsea .

The English side could have become the second team in history after Real Madrid to win the Champions League in consecutive seasons had they won against FC Barcelona in 2008/09, United have also won their last 8 away champions League games.

Team news

Manchester United coach Jose Mourihno will get a chance to rest some of his key players on Wednesday night against gainst FC Basel as the Red Devil only need one point to secure passage into the knockout stages.

United superstar Zlatan ibrahimovic is back but is unlikely to feature for the whole 90 minutes, Paul Pogba also recovered from injury but will probably be rested by the manager, Marcos Rojo is also back.

The only injured players are Phil Jones who got injured while playing for his country England, Michael Carrick who has not played any match this season remains a long term absentee. And Eric Bailey will miss the match due to an injury suffered before the Newcastle United game.