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

Lynette Rowe
February 10, 2019

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.

Initially, PSG boss Thomas Tuchel did not make a change but after talking to the player on the touchline, Cavani did not reappear and was replaced by Kylian Mbappe.

"No good news for Edi this morning", said Tuchekl.

With Edinson Cavani picking up an injury against Bordeaux, the FC panel examine how PSG would line up if he's ruled out against Manchester United. Yes it is worrying.

"So for us, or me, I am only used to this club challenging for trophies so that is where I see us".

Cavani appeared to hurt his leg while taking the penalty three minutes before half-time that gave PSG a 1-0 win over Bordeaux at the Parc des Princes in Ligue 1. "It is definitely not a good sign".

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PSG visit Old Trafford on Tuesday for the first leg of their encounter in the round-of-16, the stage at which the French champions went out in the last two seasons. We have to analyse Manchester United, we have to stay calm and confident.

And speaking after the game, Tuchel said: "If he [Cavani] comes off, obviously I am anxious".

"Yes, there has been a lot of bad luck - we do not have a second Edi, or Neymar". "But we're ready for Manchester and I have faith in my players". After he left the pitch, it was more hard for us to control the game.

The Italian is now expected to start on Tuesday against a resurgent United side who claimed their 10th win in 11 games under caretaker coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when they beat Fulham 3-0 on Saturday.

When questioned about Cavani's chances of playing at Old Trafford, Tuchel replied: "A little hope, very small, but yes, we still have hope".

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