PSG hit with injury problem ahead of Man Utd Champions League fixture

Paris-Saint Germain are facing up to the prospect of being without central defender Marquinhos for next week’s Champions League opener against Manchester United.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side kick-off their European campaign next Tuesday, when they travel to Paris to take on the top seed in Group H.

United’s leaky defence will be sternly put to the test, with the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria all set to play.

But United’s chances of hurting the hosts in attacking areas have been boosted after Marquinhos was injured while away on international duty this week.

The 26-year-old played justt 11 minutes of Brazil’s 4-2 1win over Peru, hobbling off with a thigh injury.

Marquinhos joins first-choice left-back Juan Bernat on the sidelines, with Thomas Tuchel set to have to shuffled his cards next week.

Meanwhile, United are set to have Edinson Cavani available for the first time since his free transfer was confirmed on deadline day.

The Uruguayan spent seven season with PSG before moving to the Premier League, but due to his self-isolation period, he won’t be able to make his United bow this weekend.

Solskjaer’s men travel to Newcastle United looking to shake off their early season struggles which has seen them lose two of their opening three league games.

Cavani will sit out of that one, with Anthony Martial’s suspension meaning that it could be Mason Greenwood leading the line against the Magpies.

Eric Bailly was also a doubt after suffering what appeared to be a hamstring injury during Ivory Coast’s friendly with Belgium.

However, following the game, the centre-back confirmed his withdrawal was only down to fatigue.

He said: “Thanks for worrying about me.But I feel perfectly fine, just fatigue.” Solskjaer will have a decision to make whether to partner Bailly alongside skipper Harry Maguire who is facing increasing scrutiny after his red-card for England on Wednesday night.

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