Neymar injury update issued by PSG boss Thomas Tuchel ahead of Man Utd clash

Neymar will be fit for Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League clash with Manchester United, PSG manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed.

The Brazilian striker missed PSG's 4-0 Ligue 1 victory over Nimes on Friday night.

Neymar's absence from the match sparked concerns he could miss PSG's Champions League opener against the Red Devils, whom they'll welcome to the Parc des Princes on Tuesday night.

The former Barcelona man, however, will be available for the visit of the Premier League big boys.

"Ney doesn't have any issue," Tuchel said after his side's demolition of Nimes. "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."

PSG are currently in the midst of an injury crisis, which Tuchel was quick to lament ahead of his side's clash with Nimes.

Notable transfer fees for British players

  • 1893: Aston Villa kicked off the big money transfers with tier £100 cheque to land Willie Groves from West Bromwich Albion.
  • 1904: Alf Commons moved from Sunderland to Middlesbrough for £1,000 and sparked a national outrage.
  • 1928: Arsenal bought David Jack from Bolton Wanderers for £10,890
  • 1957: John Charles moves from Leeds to Juventus shatters the transfer record at £65,000
  • 1961: Denis Law joins Manchester United from Torino for £115,000
  • 1970: Martin Peters joins Tottenham from West Ham for £200,000
  • 1977: Kevin Keegan goes from Liverpool to Hamburg for £500,000
  • 1979: Trevor Francis becomes first £1m player with switch from Birmingham to Nottingham Forest.
  • 1996: Alan Shearer goes from Blackburn to Newcastle for £15m
  • 2013: Gareth Bale switches from Tottenham to Real Madrid for £86m

"We have to take responsibility for Neymar and Kylian, who played almost 90 minutes yesterday, and the South Americans who have travelled a lot," the German said in Thursday's pre-match press conference.

"Maybe we will only have 11, 12 or 13 players available.

"We have a bit of bad luck. [Julian] Draxler and Marquinhos are doubtful for Manchester too. Colin Dagba had a positive [coronavirus test] with the U21s. In the event of a negative test, he can return to the group.

"Kehrer is injured for a few weeks. Bernat and Icardi are injured, Icardi, a week ago. It's the internal ligament in the knee, it's not too serious but he will miss Nimes and Manchester."

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