Manchester United v Paris preview: all you need to know

Postado Fevereiro 12, 2019

PSG will be shorn of two members of their attacking trio through injury in the Champions League last-16 first leg at Old Trafford after Cavani joined Neymar on the sidelines with a hip injury.

"It's not really his job to replace Cavani and Neymar, and he can't do all three things at the same time", said Tuchel.

PSG have been boosted by the news that Marco Verratti is fit to play in this match, and he makes it into central midfield alongside the in-form Paul Pogba, who has re-established himself as United's main man under Solskjaer and added another two goals to his growing tally at the weekend.

"We can't just place all of the burden and pressure on him". I want for us to be able to help him by finding him with good passes. They play with a lot of confidence.

I always said to talk about it in February.

Anthony Martial was also forced to come off with an injury and Juan Mata came on to replace the Frenchman
Anthony Martial was also forced to come off with an injury and Juan Mata came on to replace the Frenchman

"Was it Thomas Tuchel who did not want me to come? No". "They will both be missed, but we should not dwell on our absentees - we must focus". If it's tomorrow, with them as the home team at Old Trafford, I'm not sure it's 50/50. "He's an incredible player, wonderful qualities. I want to put in a good performance, though, and I believe that I can".

Angel Di Maria could be key to overcoming Neymar and Cavani's absences and Draxler is wary of the Argentina international's bitter history with United.

The Argentina worldwide was sold to PSG the following summer for around £44million after scoring three goals and registering 11 assists in the Premier League. "Obviously, there is an effect", the former Borussia Dortmund boss said.

"I have found out what kind of team we have, we are looking like a team, we are agreeing on how we should approach games. We need a player like him, and I hope that he plays great - he is ready".

After qualifying top of a group that also included Liverpool and Napoli, the Ligue 1 champions were dealt a tough hand in the first knockout stage when drawn against United, albeit much has changed since the teams were paired together at the end of past year.