Published: Sun, February 10, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Man United vs PSG

Man United vs PSG

Paris - Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel admitted he might need to resort to "Plan D" in the approaching Champions League showdown with Manchester United after Edinson Cavani sparked a new injury scare on Saturday.

This will certainly be a setback for Solskjaer but the Man United caretaker boss has yet another reason to be happy after Edinson Cavani picked up what looked to be a hamstring injury during PSG's 1-0 win over Bordeaux. After he left the pitch, it was more hard for us to control the game.

"No, I don't have good news for you", Tuchel told Canal +.

"We await the final session and I hope that they will both be able to play versus Bordeaux".

"Yes, there has been a lot of bad luck - we do not have a second Edi, or Neymar".

The Brazilian will miss both legs of the tie against United due to a metatarsal injury in his right foot, the same problem that forced him to miss the second leg of PSG's defeat to Madrid previous year. The game against Manchester United is very close and we will use the time to recover as quickly as possible. If Edi is not there in Manchester, of course it is big.

He was in attendance at Saturday's game, which saw Marco Verratti make his return to action after three weeks out with an ankle injury. "But we're ready for Manchester and I have faith in my players".

PSG missed good chances in the first half, with Cavani shooting wide and having another shot brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Benoit Costil.

Hitting form and finding fortune at the right time of the season is also key as PSG have found to their cost in the case of the world's most expensive player Neymar.

Asked if today's win was ideal preparation for facing PSG, he said: "Yes, I would have to say so because it's a tough place to come".

PSG face rejuvenated Man United side who are yet to lose since the arrival of Solskjaer in December 2018.

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