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Thomas Tuchel Confirms Edinson Cavani's Absence From Man Utd Clash as Midfielder Rift Continues

Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that Edinson Cavani will miss Tuesday night's Champions League last 16 first leg against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The Paris Saint-Germain boss confirmed the absence of Cavani and Thomas Meunier for Tuesday's game, with Brazil star Neymar ruled out far in advance of the clash – but insisted that Kylian Mbappe would not be asked to shoulder the entire attacking load.

"You can't place all the burden on Mbappe," he said, as quoted by BBC Sport . "It's not his job to replace Cavani and Ney. He has to be free to play his game.