Marouane Fellaini came off the bench to open the scoring in the first period, before Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford netted after the break as the 20-time English champions secured a comfortable three points on their Champions League return.
Read how it all unfolded in Sports Mole's minute-by-minute live commentary of the action below.
UNITED: De Gea; Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Blind; Matic, Pogba; Mata, Mkhitaryan, Martial; Lukaku
BASEL: Vaclik; Akanji, Suchy, Balanta; Lang, Xhaka, Zuffi, Riveros; Steffen, Van Wolfswinkel, Elyounoussi
2013 - Jose Mourinho's first Champions League game during his second stint in England was a 1-2 home defeat against FC Basel. Boding. pic.twitter.com/W7ZwF8hYJf— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 12, 2017