Paris Saint-Germain head-coach Thomas Tuchel says it will be hard for Edinson Cavani to play Champions League game on Tuesday against Manchester United after suffering a thigh injury this weekend.
The Uruguay international forward was forced off just moments after founding a net on a 42nd-minute by a penalty in Saturday evening’s 1-0 victory over Bordeaux in Ligue 1.
The French champions have already lost Verrati and Neymar for Tuesday’s trip to Old Trafford and, after that Cavani has joined the list following his injury, Tuchel fears he will have to plan for facing the Red Devils without his no.9.
‘There is no good news this morning,’ Tuchel told Telefoot on Sunday. ‘He has undergone exams and there will be more tests here at the training centre.
‘My feeling is that it will be very difficult for him to feature in Manchester.
‘In any case, we must wait a bit more as the exams are still ongoing. The club will communicate on this a bit later.
‘I think that the news will not be very good. I still have a little hope, but the first tests were not good.
‘I am worried, but only because we are missing key players. In matches like these, decisive Champions League games, you absolutely need your key men as they are experienced in handling pressure in matches like this one.’
There was better news on Marco Verratti, however, it is unlikely to see Italian playmaker to perform 90 minutes of football after a tough injury.
Tuchel is expected to use Kylian Mpabbe as hin no.1 option upfront with a help from Julian Draxler and Angel Di Maria from the flanks.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are in stunning form since Solskjaer took in charge at Old Trafford and the fans hope to see the same on a European level on Tuesday.
The Red Devils defensive trio Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo and Mateo Darmian set to miss the clash against PSG following the injuries.