MANCHESTER UNITED are set to face a depleted Paris Saint-Germain side on Tuesday with Marco Verratti a doubt for the match.
A trip to France’s capital kicks off the Red Devils’ Champions League campaign, with Thilo Kehrer and Mauro Icardi set to miss out.
PSG have confirmed a thigh issue for Verratti picked up during the international break.
There are serious doubts over Icardi‘s availability while he suffers from a knee problem.
And Thomas Tuchel has admitted that a hamstring injury is set to keep German defender Kehrer out for ‘a few weeks’.
The PSG coach was left bemoaning an injury crisis ahead of Friday’s match with Nimes.
However, Les Parisiens dispatched their opponents with a 4-0 win, thanks to a brace from Kylian Mbappe.
Marquinhos and Julian Draxler missed the trip south and may return to face United.
Likewise, new signing Danilo was absent due to being in close contact with Cristiano Ronaldo before he was diagnosed coronavirus.
The midfielder is expected to start training on Sunday.
Ander Herrera is also cleared to play after testing positive for the virus.
Former Everton flop Moise Kean started the victory over Nimes while Neymar was rested.
And Tuchel has confirmed that the Brazil star will return for the Group H opener.
He stated: “Ney doesn’t have any issue. We talked together, like I did with Kylian.
“We had an honest discussion and I decided to let him rest today.
“He will be with us tomorrow. He will train and get ready for the game against Manchester United. He will be on the pitch, for sure.”