Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

PSG's Cavani leaves pitch injured unlikely to face Man Utd says Tuchel

PSG's Cavani leaves pitch injured unlikely to face Man Utd says Tuchel

"He had exams yesterday and he still has exams here today in our training centre".

"It's very hard if we play with our best team, it's a big challenge".

"[There is a] very small hope, but the first tests were not good".

Manchester United may have received a boost in their prospects of beating Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League after both Edinson Cavani and Thomas Meunier were hauled off the pitch against Bordeaux with injury concerns.

"I'm anxious because we are missing key players", said Tuchel.

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.

This will be music to the ears of Manchester United as the side has been in good form in the recent past.

Tuchel's side will also be missing Brazil striker Neymar, who has been ruled out with a foot injury. Without Ney [Neymar], maybe without Marco, maybe without Edi [Cavani], now we need a plan D. "We don't have another Edi like we don't have another Neymar", Tuchel added. It is necessary to have these backup ideas in mind and I can think of several in advance. José Mourinho was still in charge at the time, and nobody could see the tie going any other way than United getting absolute spanking from the French champions.

"Marco Verratti wants to play but he only played 60 minutes once", he said.

It maintained their incredible run under caretaker boss Solskjaer with the Norwegian presiding over ten wins in his eleven games in charge.

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