Huge Cavani blow as PSG confirm injury ahead of Man Utd tie

Date published: Sunday 10th February 2019 3:16

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Edinson Cavani looks certain to miss the first leg of the Champions League clash with Manchester United after suffering a hip injury.

The 31-year-old injured a tendon in his hip after scoring a penalty in Saturday’s 1-0 Ligue 1 victory over Bordeaux.

Fellow attacker Neymar has been ruled out of Tuesday’s first leg at Old Trafford and the return game on March 6 with a broken metatarsal.

In a statement, PSG said the length of Cavani’s absence “will depend on the evolution of the injury over the coming days”.

Speaking on French television on Sunday, manager Thomas Tuchel said: “There is no good news for Edi this morning.”

He added: “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. It will be very difficult for him to play.

“There is a very small hope. We always hope but the first exams are not good.”

The absence of both Cavani and Neymar leaves World Cup-winning forward Kylian Mbappe as the only fit member of PSG’s famed front three.

United, meanwhile, are reportedly ready to pay £50million for a Fulham star, who is stalling on a new deal. Read the full story here…


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