PSG suffered major injury blow ahead of Manchester United battle

    Paris Saint-Germain could face-off Manchester Untied notably weakened, according to the PSG boss Thomas Tuchel

    The Parisians travel to Old Trafford next Tuesday to take on the Red Devils in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

    Thomas Tuchel’s men go into this encounter off the back of a narrow 1-0 victory over Bordeaux in the Ligue 1 clash that could prove costly for the reigning French champions.

    Edinson Cavani and Marco Verratti have both suffered injury setbacks against the Girondins, hobbling off the pitch before the final whistle.

    With Neymar already on the sidelines, PSG could be facing Manchester United without two other first-team regulars.

    During the post-match interview, Tuchel has revealed the Uruguayan striker and the Italian playmaker may have to skip the Champions League meeting with the Premier League giants.

    “There are lots of plan Bs now,” Tuchel told reporters. “Without Ney [Neymar], maybe without Marco, maybe without Edi [Cavani], now we need a plan D.

    “I can’t think about so many different plans in advance. We have to analyze Manchester United, we have to stay calm and confident.

    “Normally, my opinion is definitely clear: for a game against Manchester United, for a game against Liverpool or even against Red Star Belgrade, you need your key players with confidence, experience, quality, who are used to playing that kind of game, are used to playing big games full of pressure, who are used to managing the pressure.

    “But, if two or three key players are not here, it’s our duty to find solutions. It’s very difficult if we play with our best team, it’s a big challenge. If we are missing lots of key players, it’s an even bigger challenge, but we will be ready on Tuesday, I think.”

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