Edinson Cavani suffers thigh injury in PSG win

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PSG 1-0 Bordeaux: Edinson Cavani injured days before Manchester United game

As such, the injuries to the PSG duo should give them a handy advantage when they host Thomas Tuchel's men in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday night.

While United have turned their season around with 10 wins from 11 games since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho, runaway Ligue 1 leaders PSG slipped up last week against Lyon and scraped to a 1-0 win over Bordeaux on Saturday thanks to an Edinson Cavani penalty.

The omission of Cavani and Neymar from PSG's squad would serve as a major boost to United's chances of progressing past the French champions.

Thomas Tuchel's side will also be missing Brazil striker Neymar, who has been ruled out with a foot injury.

As for Cavani, Tuchel addressed his injury on Saturday evening, stating: "He told me he picked up the injury when he took the penalty".

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PSG is already without Neymar for the next two months, and although midfielder Marco Verratti started against Bordeaux he is way short on match sharpness.

"There are a lot of plans B. Without Ney, maybe without Marco, maybe without Edi".

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

"It's super hard. If we miss several players the challenge will be even bigger". The sight of the injury worries me. If he leaves us at half-time, I'm afraid it's serious. We must wait. I didn't see him or talk to the doctor.

While Tuchel needs Verratti against a United midfield featuring the in-form Paul Pogba, the 58 minutes he played may not be enough to get his rhythm back in time to face a revitalized United.

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