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Manchester United vs FC Basel player ratings: Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini impress in 3-0 win

The Independent logo The Independent 12/9/2017 Sam Dymond

Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford both opened their Champions League accounts as Manchester United returned to the competition with a 3-0 rout of Basel in their opening Group A match at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

United, who missed last season's Champions League but qualified this time by winning the Europa League, dominated the first half and deservedly went ahead through early substitute Marouane Fellaini's 35th-minute header.

Belgian international striker Lukaku, a constant menace to the Swiss champions on his competition debut, doubled United's lead with a textbook header soon after halftime.

Rashford came off the bench for his first taste of Champions League action and poached United's third goal in the 84th minute.

“We are delighted with the win after the slip at Stoke at the weekend,” Lukaku said in reference to United's 2-2 draw in the Premier League on Saturday, their first dropped points of the season. “The football wasn't great but we won and that's the most important thing.

“We are still a work in progress but we are doing well.”

But how did Manchester United’s players perform in the 3-0 victory?

Check the gallery above as we run the rule over Manchester United’s team.

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