United beat PSG confirmed: Edison Cavani injured

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Edinson Cavani is likely to miss the first leg of Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League encounter with Manchester United, coach Thomas Tuchel told French television on Sunday.

Cavani scored the only goal of the game from the spot in PSG's win over Bordeaux on Saturday, but he was unable to finish the match and limped off soon after finding the net, reportedly with a thigh strain.

The French champions play Manchester United in the Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday. "It's too much. These are quality players and the game is decisive".

"There is no good news for Edi this morning, there are still examinations today at our training centre, the club will speak a little later, but in my opinion, the news is not going to be very good", Tuchel said.

"I think we have to improve in terms of mentality, attitude and the spirit of sacrifice for the team".

And Mbappe's highlights from the second-half look promising for United, because without Neymar and Cavani, he was forced to drop deep a lot. For Manchester United, I do not know yet, I simply do not know. If Edi is not there in Manchester, of course it is big.

PSG will are already missing superstar striker Neymar sidelined until at least April with a foot injury. Thomas Tuchel confirmed at the post-match presser that there was indeed a muscle tear, but then we await the seriousness of the injury.

"But, if two or three key players are not here, it's our duty to find solutions".

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.

"A very important game is waiting for us on Tuesday".

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.