PSG striker Cavani could miss Man Utd first leg

PSG striker Cavani could miss Man Utd first leg

Cavani scored from the spot just before the half-time whistle but appeared to injure himself in taking the penalty, with coach Thomas Tuchel taking no chances and substituting the striker.

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.

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed they will nearly certainly be without striker Edinson Cavani for Tuesday's Champions League round of 16 first leg away at Manchester United, while right-back Thomas Meunier has also been ruled out.

"There is no good news this morning", he said.

PSG faces United in the return leg of their last-16 match on March 6, with some French media reporting Cavani will be out for one month.

PSG will are already missing superstar striker Neymar, sidelined until at least April with a foot injury. My feeling is that it's going to be very hard for Ed to play, but we have to wait a little longer because he's taking exams now. Yes, it is worrying.

'We don't have good news for Edi.

"It's very hard if we play with our best team, it's a big challenge. For the big games in the Champions League, it is absolutely necessary to have key players with a lot of experience". The sight of the injury worries me. We will wait for training on Friday to see if they will play on Saturday.

This will be music to the ears of Manchester United as the side has been in good form in the recent past. Without "Ney", maybe without Marco, maybe without "Edi".

"But, if two or three key players are not here, it's our duty to find solutions". "But we're ready for Manchester and I have faith in my players".

"Verratti can play and will play", said the German coach.

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