Edinson Cavani Injury Update Ahead Of PSG’s Champions League Clash With Man Utd

Paris Saint-Germain are hopeful Edinson Cavani  will be able to play some part of their vital Champions League clash with Manchester United. 

Striker Cavani suffered a hip injury in a Ligue 1 fixture against Bordeaux on February 9 and has yet to return to full training.

But boss Thomas Tuchel expects the Uruguayan to join in with the first team session on Monday, according to TF1, but it is unlikely he will be able to start against United on Wednesday night.

The Parisians will continue to be without Neymar, who has a broken metatarsal, at the Parc des Princes.

The French giants boast a 2-0 lead after Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe handed them a comfortable first-leg advantage.

PSG warmed up for the last-16 tie with United with a 2-1 victory over relegated Caen in the league – with Mbappe netting a late brace to extend their lead at the top of the table.

“I am very happy that my players have managed to win this match,” Tuchel said.

“It’s important to win before a game like the one that awaits us against Manchester.”

France international Mbappe added: “The coach insisted on winning this match to prepare for the visit of Manchester, that’s what we did.

“We will come home, rest and prepare well for the important match which awaits us on Wednesday.”

The manager was full of praise for the mentality of his side after going a goal behind.

He added: “For a few games we have had to go for the wins. It took us a lot of chances to score and that’s why the match was more complicated than expected and tight until the end.

“The team remained calm, the players showed good mentality on the field despite Caen scoring the opening goal.

“We deserve this victory.”

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