Jose Mourinho's men lost 1-0 in Switzerland, but Ibrahimovic nevertheless made history, appearing for his seventh club in Europe's elite club competition, more than any other player.
7 - Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the first player to play for seven different clubs in the Champions League. Journey.— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) November 22, 2017
14 - No English side has ever managed to keep a clean sheet on the road against Basel in European competition (14 such fixtures). Curse.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 22, 2017
The Swede could not help United to the knockout stages against Basel, as Michael Lang's 89th-minute goal earned Basel all three points.
United remain top of Group A, with 12 points, while Basel and CSKA Moscow are locked level, with nine points each.
Basel's victory, and Lang's goal, has extended a quite amazing record for the club, with no English side ever managing to keep a clean sheet at St. Jakob-Park, in 14 previous such matches.