Champions League: which PSG team against Manchester United?

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Thomas Tuchel may claim that he is not going to Nîmes “to prepare for Manchester”, the first European match of the PSG season this Tuesday at the Parc des Princes is necessarily in a corner of his mind. And the puzzle is already intense in view of the massacre affecting its workforce on the eve of the trip to Nîmes. This Thursday, the Parisian coach has already recorded the absences of Kehrer (adductors) and Icardi (knee). And left a doubt for Verratti, Draxler (Achilles tendon) and Marquinhos (left thigh) all three injured in selection. The hope of seeing the Parisian captain play against the Red Devils is however still in play on the side of PSG.

Compared to the group that should make the trip to the Gard, Tuchel will be able to count against MU on the returns of Neymar and Mbappé, left to rest on their return from selections. Di Maria and Kurzawa, both suspended in Ligue 1, will also be available. The left side has not played a single match for five weeks and his expulsion against Marseille (0-1) on September 13. But the experience of the French international (13 caps) should count against Bakker who has never played a Champions League match. Danilo Pereira will also return to the group if he tests negative for Covid-19 after having rubbed shoulders with Cristiano Ronaldo with Portugal.

The Parisian defense lined up on Tuesday should therefore be composed of Florenzi and Kurzawa on the sides with Diallo and Kimpembe in the center. The attack would be animated by the trio Neymar, Mbappé and Di Maria. Due to the uncertainty surrounding Danilo’s case and the difficulty of getting him to start his first game almost without training with his new team-mates, the sentry post could go to Paredes. The Argentinian would then be accompanied by Gueye and Rafinha. See Herrera who came out of his isolation on Thursday due to Covid. Unless good news comes from the infirmary by then …

Possible squad against Manchester United

Navas – Florenzi, Marquinhos or Diallo, Kimpembe, Kurzawa – Gueye, Paredes, Rafinha or Herrera – Di Maria, Mbappé, Neymar.

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