Edinson Cavani And Thomas Meunier Could Be Ruled Out Of Manchester United Match

Manchester United have been handed a major boost ahead of their Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain after Edinson Cavani and Thomas Meunier picked up injuries.

Cavani scored the match winner against Bordeaux from the spot kick, but the 31-year-old Uruguay international was subbed off moments later.

According to ESPN's Jonathan Johnson, the former Napoli striker was reportedly taken off due to a "problem at the top of his thigh, which PSG are worried about."

Thomas Tuchel's concerns deepened when he was forced to make another switch later in the match, with Thomas Meunier signaling that he wanted to come off following a collision with François Kamano earlier on.

The PSG boss will see injuries to Meunier and Cavani as a massive blow to his Champions League campaign, especially with Neymar already ruled out of both fixtures against United after he suffered a broken metatarsal against Strasbourg last month.

Marco Verratti could potentially return ahead of the first Champions League tie against the Red Devils, while Adrien Rabiot has been frozen out of the squad and is expected to leave the reigning Ligue 1 champions at the end of the season.

Tuchel recently revealed that the upcoming match with United is a constant thought on everyone's mind at the club.

"We're not stupid. Everybody thinks of Manchester, my players also. It's totally normal. I also think about Manchester," he explained (via the Daily Mail).

"I watch videos of Bordeaux and videos of Manchester. It's not like we run around and we don't think, and we go 'No, no, no, no' [putting his hands to the sides of his eyes as if wearing blinkers].

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"For me, you need to have a relaxed approach. We were focused against Villefranche, it was not our best performance, but we played seriously, we played the game we played. But before and after the guys think about Manchester. It's normal.

"You have to do things in a relaxed way, and to allow yourself, of course, moments where we speak about Manchester, but when the time comes for tomorrow we speak about Bordeaux and we do our job there."

United will host PSG on Tuesday at Old Trafford, with the return leg to take place on 6th March at the Parc des Princes.

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Adnan Riaz

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