Basel has started its bid for a ninth straight Swiss league title with as many losses in seven games two as it had all last season, when the team finished 17 points clear.
Now, Basel's best offseason signing is a player who already failed to meet the Premier League's standards.
But he said: "I think it's easier for Victor to play in the Champions League".
Speaking about the game, Shaqiri admits that his former side face a tough evening against United, explaining that Jose Mourinho's side are much more dominant when playing in their own stadium than they might have appeared in the 2-2 draw at the Bet365 on Saturday evening.
The latest edition of the UEFA Champions League is set to kick off on Tuesday, with Match Day 1 of the group stage. "I feel weaker without Marouane Fellaini in my squad". The Swedish centre-back is unlikely to wrest a starting spot from Bailly or Jones in the Premier League any time soon, but a positive showing can give Mourinho some food for thought.
"And that's why I prefer a Europa League victory than a third or fourth spot in the championship". You could argue United played more long balls, and why wouldn't they? The teams played to a 1-1 draw in the second group stage on March 12, 2003, and to a 3-3 draw -- in which Ashley Young scored the equaliser in the 90th minute - in the group stage on September 27, 2011.
Cristiano Ronaldo was brilliant that year but we also had great players like Nemanja Vidic and Evra who had joined, and Michael Carrick who is the type of midfielder you need to respond to the likes of Andres Iniesta and Xavi.
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"I am always ready to play", Herrera said after the match.
The Serbian global has settled in quickly at Manchester United this season, earning praise from players and pundits alike for his role in the Reds' unbeaten start to the 2017/18 Premier League campaign.
Speaking to Blick, Shaqiri offered advice to United's Champions League opponents FC Basel on how to beat them.
"Of course, in the first season I was trying to improve (this)".
"He's an intelligent kid, very bright, very clam, he knows step by step he is going to be there".
"There are reasons for the other boys to be anxious because Victor is a very good player".
The season before that, the famous 2-1 home win over Manchester United that denied England's biggest club a spot in the Champions League knockout stage.