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PSG boss picks out United’s two danger men ahead of the fixture

PSG will play without their two stars in Tuesday’s Champions League tie against Manchester United as both Neymar and Edinson Cavani are injured.

Cavani injured his hip after scoring in a 1-0 win over Bordeaux, while Neymar has been missing since breaking a metatarsal on January 23 and faces 10 weeks out.

Ahead of the fixture PSG boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed that he will be wary of the threat posed by United duo Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford.

Tuchel said: “Neymar is one of our best players and one of the best players in Europe. We will miss him a lot. And now Cavani is out.

“Would Man Utd miss (Paul) Pogba or (Marcus) Rashford? Of course.”

“Obviously we’re going to be missing a couple of key attackers, but you don’t change your identity for that reason,” Tuchel said.

“We have a tradition, we play attacking football and that is how we’re used to playing – to create chances.

“It’s in our DNA. That’s how we play. To change it is really difficult.”

“Absolutely, otherwise we wouldn’t have been able to draw the game against Napoli under a lot of pressure, nor beat Liverpool in what was a decisive game for us,” he said.

“I think we’ve come a long way. We’re a really tight-knit team with a lot of energy.

“We cannot forget the fact we’re a big club, we are from Paris, the capital of France. We are capable of playing at the highest level but we don’t have a lot of history in the Champions League.

“We haven’t played a lot of finals or semi-finals so sometimes it is difficult for us to play Liverpool or Manchester United. There is an energy for these clubs and I believe it really makes it more difficult. That is why we must stay together.”

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