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United crashes out of Europe

Updated: December 7, 2011, 7:17 PM ET
By James Martin

In the buildup to United's Champions League clash against Basel, the conventional wisdom was that the Red Devils would do the business. Basel couldn't win the match and send the England giant out of the competition, right? United needed a draw, after all, to advance to the knockout stages -- a most attainable goal. The Swiss even said before the first whistle that United was taking its opponent lightly. That probably wasn't the case, given the way Sir Alex Ferguson's side came out and ...

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