Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has refused to single out Daley Blind for blame after the Champions League defeat to FC Basel.

The three-time European Cup winners were made to wait to secure their passage to the last 16 after Michael Lang struck in the 89th minute to keep alive the Swiss champions' own hopes of progressing.

Lang fired home at the back post after Blind failed to cut out Raoul Petretta's cross from the left to give Basel victory, after United had spurned countless chances to take a healthy lead.

Romelu Lukaku was denied by Tomáš Vaclík; Marouane Fellaini saw his header cleared off the line by Manuel Akanji and later hit the post, while Marcos Rojo's deflection shot struck the crossbar.

And at full time Mourinho and United were left bemoaning their lack of cutting edge as Basel struck a late winner.

"We lost because in the first half it should be 5-0, "Mourinho told BT Sport. "We did not score a goal after being dominate in such an easy way that it looks like that it was impossible not to win.

"But experience tells me when you lose so many chances you leave yourself in the possible situation. Then they score in the last minute.

"I am far to see but all I see is the low cross and their right-wing back appears behind Daley Blind. I don't think it is fair to blame himself because he had a very positive game.

"We have to blame everyone who was on the pitch. We lost so many chances that we put ourselves in this situation. It is always a risky situation when you miss so many chances."

Netherlands international Blind felt he was culpable for the goal which gave Basel victory and which leaves United with work to do to progress to the knock-out phase.

"The second half went up and down," he explained. "They created the possibility and they played a good cross, he came around my back and I was a bit too late.

"First half we played good, second half was not so good. We have to accept that. We have to keep training hard. We prepare hard and now we have a game like this."

United face CSKA Moscow - who beat Benfica - in their final group game on 5 December and will progress as long as they do not suffer a seven-goal defeat at Old Trafford, and Basel win their final match. The games comes in between clashes with Arsenal at The Emirates Stadium and Premier League leaders Manchester City.

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Mourinho said his entire team were to blame for the defeat in Switzerland. Getty Images