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

11 February, 2019, 05:29 | Author: Marlene Myers
  • Good News for Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain suffer possible double injury blow ahead of Champions League clash

Italian midfielder Marco Verratti returned to the starting XI after several weeks out with ankle troubles, and played just short of one hour before being substituted. "In my opinion, the news will not be good", Tuchel told French TV channel TF1. We have to wait a little bit more, but the club will communicate on this later today. "We don't have another Edi like we don't have another Neymar", Tuchel added. "For the big games in the Champions League, it is absolutely necessary to have key players with a lot of experience". We have a Plan D.

It's a potentially big blow for the French team but also a boost for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United.

"It is super hard, and if we are missing several players, the challenge is even greater. They need to know how to control and handle the pressure, but without two or three of them, it is up to us to come up with solutions".

"On Tuesday, a very important game is waiting for us", he said, per Goal.

More news: Chelsea’s Hazard relishing partnership with Higuain

The reigning champions are 13 points clear at the top with a game in hand on second-placed Lille, who visit Guingamp 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.

But Dani Alves may be needed in defence now, after Thomas Meunier suffered a concussion during a Ligue 1 clash against Bordeaux. Verratti played nearly an hour before being substituted by Leandro Paredes. He clashed heads with Bordeaux's Francois Kamano when they contested a header on Saturday.

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