FC Basel to relay poor pitch ahead of Manchester United's Champions League visit
Nov 14, 2017 Sports 5318 By Jason Ade
- FC Basel to relay poor pitch ahead of Manchester United's Champions League visit.
- Made the decision after suffering heavy downpour.
- The announcement was made via the club's official social media channels.
Swiss football club FC Basel have announced their intention to relay their football pitch ahead of Manchester United's visit in the UEFA Champions League next week.
Basel made this announcement
after suffering heavy downpour and going through a poor footballing experience on Sunday.
"Following heavy rainfall and the damage sustained during yesterday's @FIFAWorldCup playoff game between #SUINIR, the pitch at St. Jakob-Park will have to be replaced ahead of Saturday's league game and the #UCL game coming week against @ManUtd,'' said a statement on Basel's Twitter account.
Northern Ireland midfielder George Saville voiced his criticism on the state of the pitch after the final whistle on Sunday.
"For me, the pitch was disgraceful, I'll be honest with you. I think it was shocking. For a game of this magnitude, this level, to play on a pitch like that I think it's unacceptable, personally," he said.
"We're not using that as an excuse or blaming the conditions. We both got dealt the same cards and you get on with it."