Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has insisted his team will not play for a point in Basel.

 

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side only require a draw to secure qualification for the Champions League knockout stages.

 

The Red Devils’ disappointing 2-2 draw against Benfica on Tuesday means their progress to the next stage of the competition is still in the balance, and Swiss opponents Basel can also qualify if they manage to go one further than they did at Old Trafford and win against the Red Devils.

 

For that exact reason, Hernandez told MUTV going out to win is vital.

 

“We will go to Basel to win the game. We have lost two home points against Benfica but this is football. Benfica are a strong team, unbeaten this season, and they played very well against us," said Chicharito.

 

"We are still in the fight, we have nine points and we will go to Switzerland to get another three.

 

"We are Manchester United and we never give up, we work very hard for every game."

 

United will have to be ready to work hard should they make it to the knockout stages, as they are likely to end up facing a group winner.

 

Sir Alex Ferguson has conceded his side are unlikely to finish top of Group C, as this would require Benfica to lose at home to minnows Galati. He also warned his side need to be wary of the Swiss Super League leaders, who nearly grabbed a shock win at Old Trafford.

 

The Scot said: The reminder to us when we go to Basle is that we threw that game away, there is no question about that.

 

“We have an opportunity to correct that freak result on their own ground. It is not going to be easy but maybe I will have a few more players back and my selections will be wider and more varied.”

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