Champions League: Cavani injured ahead of PSG's trip to play Manchester United

Edinson Cavani Ligue 1 PSG nantes 22122018

Edinson Cavani Ligue 1 PSG nantes 22122018

Cavani picked up the injury at the end of the first half and he limped off the pitch holding his right thigh shortly after scoring the only goal with a penalty. My feeling is that it will be very hard for him to play, ' said manager Thomas Tuchel after the tie. We will wait for training on Friday to see if they will play on Saturday.

Speaking after the game, PSG coach Tuchel said: "Not good news".

And speaking after the game, Tuchel said: "If he [Cavani] comes off, obviously I am anxious".

Last week, Thomas Tuchel revealed that Verratti had picked up a fresh injury (after just having come back from one) and the midfielder could be an absentee for the Man United vs PSG game on Tuesday.

PSG boss Thomas Tuchel has suggested that Edison Cavani won't play in this week's Champions League Round of 16 tie with Manchester United.

'We gave them the first 10 minutes, maybe played into their hands. "We have a plan D", German Tuchel said.

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Angel Di Maria and Julian Draxler are, of course, big threats as well, but Mbappe acting as the creative force in attack is certainly better for United than him using his pace to get in behind. It is necessary to have these backup ideas in mind and I can think of several in advance.

"Our game against Manchester United needs to be beefier, stronger, with a different attitude".

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.

Information from Reuters was used in this report.

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