PSG striker Cavani could miss Man Utd first leg

PSG striker Cavani could miss Man Utd first leg

"Yes, there has been a lot of bad luck - we do not have a second Edi, or Neymar".

Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel faces the task of drumming up an emergency plan for the visit to Manchester United in the last 16 of the Champions League in the definite absence of Neymar and the possible unavailability of Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani.

"There is no good news for Edi this morning, there are still examinations today at our training centre, the club will speak a little later, but in my opinion the news is not going to be very good", Tuchel said. In any case, we must wait.

"Are we favourites? No, I think we're level, it's 50-50".

"My feeling is that it's going to be very hard for him to play". "I'm anxious because we are missing key players".

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The Paris side are already with their injured Brazilian star Neymar for the tie so any potential lay-off for Cavani could deal their hopes of beating United a huge blow. "We always hope, but the first exam was not good".

The came the injury to midfielder Marco Verratti. We are no longer looking at Plan B, but Plan D! Whether it is Manchester United, or Liverpool, you really need your key players, and they must be calm.

"If two or three key players are not there, it is our responsibility to find solutions".

Verratti lasted just under an hour before making way for recent signing Leandro Paredes, and Tuchel must now decide whether to start the Italian playmaker in England.

However, with the Portuguese's sacking, United have been on the uptrend under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and they are now unbeaten in 11 successive games which includes 10 wins.

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