Edinson Cavani to miss Champions League knock-out matches against Manchester United

Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani is set to miss his team's knock-out Champions League matches against Manchester United.

Cavani suffered an injury to a tendon in his hip during PSG's 1-0 win over Bordeaux on Saturday, and French newspaper L'Équipe have reported that he will be sidelined for at least a month.

That means that he would be out of action for both the first leg this coming Tuesday and the return leg in Paris on March 6.


Thirty-one-year-old Cavani joins Neymar on the injury list, who will also be absent from both fixtures due to a broken metatarsal.

PSG will also have to do without Belgian right-back Thomas Meunier in the first leg on Tuesday, with the club confirming that he is suffering from a concussion sustained in Saturday's game.

However, one player who will be playing is Marco Verratti, who will make his own return from injury to play at Old Trafford next week.

"Verratti can play and will play," PSG coach Thomas Tuchel said on French television. "I'm worried because we are missing key players. For the big games in the Champions League, it is absolutely necessary to have key players with a lot of experience."

The Parisian club's World Cup-winning starlet Kylian Mbappé will be fit to play, but the absence of Cavani and Neymar mean that they will be missing players who have scored 30 goals combined in Ligue 1 this season.

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