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