PSG's Cavani doubtful for Man United game

Heather Diaz
February 10, 2019

And Tuchel conceded the loss of Cavani, combined with the absence of Neymar, would force him to reevaluate his entire game plan for their biggest match of the season to date - the first leg of their Champions League tie with Manchester United. We have to analyse Manchester United, we have to stay calm and confident.

Tuchel said (as reported by Sky Sports): "Marco Verratti and Layvin Kurzawa both trained without problems".

But while Buffon believes the sides are on level pegging heading into the clash, things could have been different if PSG hadn't lost Neymar to injury, while Cavani is also a doubt after picking up a knock against Bordeaux.

"No [we are not favourites], I think we are tied, it's 50/50".

"Honestly, I don't know if he will be here on Tuesday".

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"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".

"It's super hard. If we miss several players the challenge will be even bigger. We don't have another Edi like we don't have another Neymar". Verratti played nearly an hour before being substituted by Leandro Paredes.

In many ways, this and the return game could be the audition for the Norwegian boss for the job of the next permanent manager. We have to decide tomorrow [Sunday] about that. "But we have to wait for the doctor's opinion to see if it's possible or not".

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.

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