Edinson Cavani suffers thigh injury in PSG win

Edinson Cavani Ligue 1 PSG nantes 22122018

Edinson Cavani Ligue 1 PSG nantes 22122018

Tuchel's side will also be missing Brazil striker Neymar, who has been ruled out with a foot injury.

PSG will travel to Old Trafford this week for the Champions League Round of 16.

"I honestly don't know if Cavani will play". We have to wait for Marco's opinion.

He was in attendance at Saturday's game, which saw Marco Verratti make his return to action after three weeks out with an ankle injury.

"There are lots of plan Bs now", Tuchel told reporters.

"Normally, my opinion is definitely clear: for a game against Manchester United, for a game against Liverpool or even against Red Star Belgrade, you need your key players with confidence, experience, quality, who are used to playing that kind of game, are used to playing big games full of pressure, who are used to managing the pressure". It's very hard if we play with our best team, it's a big challenge. If he leaves us at half-time, I'm afraid it's serious. PSG beat Bordeaux 1-0 to increase its lead in the French league to 13 points over second-placed Lille, which plays on Sunday.

While Tuchel needs Verratti against a United midfield featuring the in-form Paul Pogba, the 58 minutes he played may not be enough to get his rhythm back in time to face a revitalized United.

As a result, Mbappe started on the bench while Angel di Maria, Marquinhos, Juan Bernat, Thilo Kehrer and Julian Draxler - all probable starters in midweek - were left out completely.

The Uruguayan striker scored in the first half of PSG's win over Bordeaux but was taken off at the break with a suspected thigh problem.

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