Buffon anxious by PSG attitude ahead of Manchester United showdown

Edinson Cavani Ligue 1 PSG nantes 22122018

Edinson Cavani Ligue 1 PSG nantes 22122018

Uruguay striker Cavani sustained a thigh injury in Saturday's 1-0 Ligue 1 victory over Bordeaux, adding to PSG's injury woes ahead of the last-16 first leg against a resurgent United side.

"I'm anxious because we are missing key players", said Tuchel.

And Tuchel conceded the loss of Cavani, combined with the absence of Neymar, would force him to reevaluate his entire game plan for their biggest match of the season to date - the first leg of their Champions League tie with Manchester United.

"I can't think about so many different plans in advance".

The Uruguayan centre-forward has scored 17 times in the French league and twice in the Champions League this season.

"Apart from the win, I didn't like the game", he said after the match. In any case, we must wait.

This will be music to the ears of Manchester United as the side has been in good form in the recent past.

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Marco Verratti is also a doubt, the midfielder managing only 59 minutes against Bordeaux after recovering from an ankle injury. "We don't have a second "Edi", Tuchel told Canal+, but he later insisted that he did have solutions in mind if needed. "They need to know how to control and handle the pressure, but without two or three of them, it is up to us to come up with solutions".

"It's very hard if we play with our best team, it's a big challenge".

"A very important game is waiting for us on Tuesday".

Such is their margin for error domestically that Tuchel could afford to wrap a host of key players in cotton wool with the Champions League in mind.

"Verratti can play and will play", said the German coach.

Meunier has suffered concussion and will be examined again at the end of this week before he can return to action.

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