And one more player at Thomas Tuchel’s disposal! Danilo Pereira, recruited at the end of the transfer window, left for selection and isolated from the group after being “contact case” of Cristiano Ronaldo in selection, was finally able to perform his first collective training, this Sunday at the Lodges camp. The defensive midfielder underwent a PCR test which turned out to be negative and is already applying for the match against Manchester United, Tuesday at the opening of the Champions League (9 p.m.).
He has no automatism with the group and Thomas Tuchel will have to make a choice between his profile and that of Idrissa Gueye in midfield. Marquinhos, who continued to train on the sidelines on Sunday with Julian Draxler, can reasonably hope to be available after his small adductor injury, but he should instead be used in central defense alongside Presnel Kimpembe.
The trend is also quite positive for the German midfielder, while the last injured Mauro Icardi (knee), Leandro Paredes (hamstrings) and Marco Verratti (quadriceps) should miss all three (at least) this match, as we announced on Saturday. Juan Bernat (knee) and Thilo Kehrer (adductors), absent for several weeks, are forfeited.
The tenure of Di Maria is not in doubt
While Angel Di Maria and Layvin Kurzawa, suspended in Ligue 1, are available, the entire Parisian group must undergo coronavirus tests this Monday at the beginning of the afternoon under the auspices of UEFA, in hoping to avoid any further bad surprises. The tenure of the Argentinian is not in doubt, that of Kurzawa a little more after the encouraging performances of Mitchel Bakker.
PSG still have to train twice before the meeting. First this Monday at the end of the afternoon, then Tuesday morning for the usual muscular awakening, at the Camp des Loges. The group will go green in Rueil-Malmaison only at the end of this last session. He will join the Parc des Princes by bus, for a meeting held behind closed doors, curfew obliges. The Mancuniens, who beat Newcastle on Saturday with three goals after the 85th minute (1-4), will train on Monday at their usual facilities, before joining Paris in the afternoon.
The probable departure team of PSG: Navas – Florenzi, Marquinhos (or Diallo), Kimpembe, Kurzawa – Herrera, Danilo (or Gueye), Rafinha – Di Maria, Mbappé, Neymar.