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      Manchester United conceded a late goal to lose 1-0 to Basel in Group A of the Champions League on Wednesday night.

      Michael Lang popped up at the back post to tap home in the 89th minute to give the hosts a hard-earned three points after ceding possession to Man United for much of the match.

      Jose Mourinho's team had the better of the chances in the opening 45 minutes, but through a mix of bad luck, some decent defending in the final third by Basel and strong play by Tomas VaclĂ­k in net, no goals ever came.

      The hosts were far the stronger side coming out of the dressing room, though, with Renato Steffen forcing a save from Sergio Romero in the 56th minute before firing a lovely curled shot just wide of the far post minutes later.

      Marcus Rashford, on for Jesse Lingard in the 64th minute, saw his shot from a Romelu Lukaku assist skip into the side netting right before Zlatan Ibrahimovic came on in the 73rd.

      The result moves Basel into second place in the group — level on points with CSKA Moscow but ahead on goal difference — while United will need a result on their final matchday on Tuesday, Dec. 5, to ensure qualification.

      Credit: ESPN

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