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PSG without Cavani for both legs of Manchester United tie

PSG confirm Cavani hip injury ahead of Champions League trip to Man Utd

AFP

Edinson Cavani has been ruled out of Tuesday's trip to Manchester United after Paris Saint-Germain confirmed the striker is out for a month with a muscle tear injury.

Paris Saint-Germain confirmed this afternoon that striker Edinson Cavani has a hip injury, and it has emerged that he is certain to Tuesday's Champions League trip to Manchester United. Cavani suffered the injury in Saturday's victory over Girondins de Bordeaux, in which he scored the only goal from the penalty spot. After being examined by club doctors, the diagnosis was not good - he has also suffered a tear to his right thigh muscle which will keep him sidelined for the next month. The 31-year-old will miss both legs of the Champions League Last 16 tie against United, including the return leg in Paris on 6 March.

It's a fresh blow for coach Thomas Tuchel who is already without Neymar for both of the games against United. Neymar is out for around two months with an ankle injury. It means Tuchel will have to improvise - without two of his key forwards, it looks like that Julian Draxler and Ángel Di María will accompany Kylian Mbappé in attack.

Edinson Cavani of PSG during the french Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Girondins de Bordeaux at Parc des Princes on February 9, 2019 in Paris, France.

Meunier to miss the first leg against United

As if things couldn't get much worse, PSG will also be without Thomas Meunier for Tuesday's first leg in Manchester.  The right-back clashed heads with François Kamano in yesterday's game and was replaced by Colin Dagba. Medical staff have ordered the player, who is suffering from concussion, to spend the rest of the week resting.