PSG missing Cavani for Champions League 1st leg v Man United

PSG missing Cavani for Champions League 1st leg v Man United

Cavani suffered what L'Equipe reported Sunday as a torn thigh muscle, probably when blasting home the 42nd minute penalty that gave PSG a 1-0 victory in Bordeaux.

Neymar is ruled out with a broken metatarsal and it looks as though PSG will be without their first choice striker Edinson Cavani too, after he was subbed off at half-time during Saturday's game against Bordeaux.

Edinson Cavani is a doubt for Paris Saint-Germain's trip to Manchester United this week after getting injured on Saturday. "I don't have good news", said PSG manager Thomas Tuchel about Cavani's injury.

The Uruguay global is undergoing tests on Sunday to determine whether or not he will be ready for the Champions League last-16 trip to Old Trafford. For Manchester United, I do not know yet, I simply do not know. Yes, it is worrying. "We have a plan D", German Tuchel said.

PSG is already without Neymar for the next two months, and although midfielder Marco Verratti started against Bordeaux he is way short on match sharpness. He will hopefully play 45 minutes, but we have to decide.

"There are a lot of plans B. Without Ney, maybe without Marco, maybe without Edi".

"My feeling is that it's going to be very hard for him to play".

At least the win allowed PSG - whose shirts carried the players' names in Mandarin in a nod to the Chinese New Year - to get back on track after last week's 2-1 loss at Lyon, their first Ligue 1 defeat this season. We must wait for the results. The Uruguay forward has scored 21 in 25 appearances this season - only Kylian Mbappé has managed more in Ligue 1 - and if he is ruled out Tuchel will be hugely reliant on the France worldwide to carry the mantle against United.

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