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Blow for PSG with Cavani
set to miss Man Utd
The Uruguayan striker limped off of PSG’s 1-0 win
over Bordeaux with a thigh problem after scoring
the Ligue 1 encounter’s only goal of the game.
Coach Thomas Tuchel admitted on Sunday that it
would be “very difficult” for Cavani to be fit for
Tuesday’s first leg at Old Trafford.
The French champions have since assessed the
31-year-old and ruled that he will not be fit to
make the trip to Manchester.
“The examinations carried out revealed a lesion of
a tendon on the right hip,” a statement from the
club read. “The treatment and the duration of
unavailability will depend on the recovery in the
The absence of Cavani, who has 21 goals from 25
games in all competitions this season, comes as a
big blow for the runaway Ligue 1 leaders. Tuchel’s
team are already without Brazilian attacker
Neymar, who has been out since January with
a broken metatarsal, while Marco Verratti is also a
Cavani was replaced by Kylian Mbappe in the
Bordeaux match and will return to his place in the
starting XI in the Champions League.
With two members of their star trio missing,
Tuchel is worried they must change their strategy
for the meeting with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team.
“Without [Neymar], maybe without Marco, maybe
without [Cavani], now we need a plan D,” he told