Kylian Mbappe cut a relaxed figure during Paris Saint-Germain’s final training session on Tuesday before their Champions League clash against Manchester United.
Mbappe will spearhead PSG’s attack once again with Neymar sidelined due to a damaged metatarsal and Edinson Cavani struggling with a hip problem.
PSG lead United 2-0 after the first-leg at Old Trafford, where Presnel Kimbembe and Mbappe scored for the French champions.
United have headed to France with an array of injury problems to contend with and talisman Paul Pogba absent after being sent off in the first leg.
Among those sidelined by injury are Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial, meaning Romelu Lukaku is likely to lead the United attack trying to overturn PSG’s lead.
PSG manager Thomas Tuchel spoke to Rio Ferdinand as part of the build-up to the match and shone some light on his role of managing players of Mbappe’s calibre.
‘The guy is hungry and he has a big personality at 20 years old, really big,’ Tuchel said in the interview with BT Sport.
‘So this is not always easy because the big personalities don’t always take the easy way. He’s challenging me as a coach for sure and at the same time he’s a super nice guy.
‘For me it is necessary that he has this kind of personality. To challenge me, to challenge everybody around him because he has the hunger to be a really special player in history.
‘For me he is a striker. He is not a (Lionel) Messi. He can be the best striker in the world and he’s on his way there. (Brazilian) Ronaldo is a good example. I had never actually thought about this comparison but that is a good one. I would agree.’