Edinson Cavani suffers thigh injury in PSG win

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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. Our game against Manchester United needs to be beefier, stronger, with a different attitude.

"No, I don't have good news", he told Canal Plus.

Les Parisiens are already without Neymar following a recurrence of his foot injury and it appears that he could be joined by Cavani, who suffered a thigh problem right before the close of half-time.

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"But, if two or three key players are not here, it's our duty to find solutions. Yes, there has been a lot of bad luck - we do not have a second Edi, or Neymar". It's very hard if we play with our best team, it's a big challenge. "But we will be ready 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. "He brings quality, as we could see today". "It's too much. These are quality players and the game is decisive".

"Normally, it's very hard to play so soon when you have been injured as Marco has".

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Now though the manager has come out to claim that Marco Verratti is certainly in contention for the Man United game after he training with the first team. "We have to wait".

"We await the final session and I hope that they will both be able to play versus Bordeaux". The sight of the injury worries me.

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