Manchester United achieved liftoff in the Champions League on Tuesday night, coming away from a rain-soaked Old Trafford with a 3-0 win against Basel in their first European game of the 2017-18 season.
Bar a hamstring injury for Paul Pogba, it was a perfect night for the Red Devils as they didn’t have to come out of second gear to see off their Swiss opponents, maintaining possession for long spells and looking comfortable in building attacks.
Jose Mourinho was right to suggest that his side could have played better though, and a determination to score more could easily have seen United match Chelsea’s result of 6-0 over Azerbaijani side Qarabag FK.
Nevertheless, United sit top of Champions League Group A following Tuesday night’s victory, as well as being top of the Premier League with four games played.
Now, we look back on United’s last five 3-0 victories in the Champions League and how far the Red Devils went in the competition after those wins…