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Edinson Cavani injury: Paris Saint-Germain star suffers thigh strain ahead of Manchester United Champions League clash

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Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani is an injury doubt for their Champions League last-16 tie against Manchester United.

The 31-year-old was withdrawn at half-time against Bordeaux with a thigh injury on Saturday.

Edinson Cavani will be a doubt for the Manchester United clash

And Kylian Mbappe, who was named on the bench, replaced him in PSG’s 1-0 win over Bordeaux.

Cavani scored the winning penalty, but was unable to make it out for the second-half.

PSG already have Neymar sidelined with a foot injury, which has ruled him out of both Champions League games against United.

Now, Cavani’s potential absence could give United an even better chance of beating the Ligue 1 champions.

However, they will have a fresh Mbappe – the 20-year-old assisting Neymar’s goal in a 2-1 win over Liverpool in November – and will be looking to terrorise a second Premier League club this season.

Kylian Mbappe will be the man to watch on Tuesday

Speaking after PSG’s defeat to Lyon last weekend, Mbappe said: “We have not realised our many opportunities.

“I’m not worried about the Champions League match. We must take it match by match and wait for the Champions League.


“It feels good to play matches like that. Facing teams that play is the best way to prepare for the upcoming deadlines. It’s up to us to win.

“The goal was to remain undefeated and we will try not to lose again by the end of the season. It’s complicated, yes, to play without Neymar. You must accept it.

“Last season, he was also injured and it would be nice not to make the same mistakes, otherwise it would mean that we did not learn anything.”


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