PSG striker Cavani could miss Man Utd first leg

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The Uruguay global is undergoing tests on Sunday to determine whether or not he will be ready for the Champions League last-16 trip to Old Trafford.

"I think we have to improve in terms of mentality, attitude and the spirit of sacrifice for the team. We don't have another Edi like we don't have another Neymar", said PSG coach Thomas Tuchel. We will wait for training on Friday to see if they will play on Saturday.

Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani is doubtful for Champions League clash against Manchester United after limping off in his side's slim win over Bordeaux.

He was in attendance at Saturday's game, which saw Marco Verratti make his return to action after three weeks out with an ankle injury. "It's too much. These are quality players and the game is decisive". They had some counter-attacks, they put the ball into the box a few times but then after we scored the first goal we played a fantastic last 80 minutes'.

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'The Champions League is a dream for any footballer, ' he added. Hence, Manchester United has a good chance to beat the Ligue 1 leaders to assert their dominance in European football.

"It'll be super hard [for him to play at Old Trafford]. But we will be ready on Tuesday".

It's unclear if he will be able to play, but at this point it doesn't seem overly likely. The Uruguay forward has scored 21 in 25 appearances this season - only Kylian Mbappé has managed more in Ligue 1 - and if he is ruled out Tuchel will be hugely reliant on the France global to carry the mantle against United.

As a result, Mbappe started on the bench while Angel di Maria, Marquinhos, Juan Bernat, Thilo Kehrer and Julian Draxler - all probable starters in midweek - were left out completely.

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