Mbappe < Neymar + Cavani: Tuchel takes pressure of Kylian

Mbappe < Neymar + Cavani: Tuchel takes pressure of Kylian

Mbappe < Neymar + Cavani: Tuchel takes pressure of Kylian

The presence of Kylian Mbappe, the only member of Paris St-Germain's gilded attacking trio who will be fit to face Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Champions League on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT), offers a reminder that Anthony Martial still has a way to go to become one of Europe's most consistently feared forwards. Changing now would be hard.

"He has to play freely".

"Was it Thomas Tuchel who did not want me to come? No".

"Let me put it in another way, will Manchester United miss [Paul] Pogba if he was not there tomorrow, or [Marcus] Rashford?" he said. "He has to play his game, to play with confidence and I want us to be capable to help him with the right kind of support, good passes". "We're here to score, maybe more than one".

"We need to raise our level of performance, concentration, raise our level in duels, but I know we can do it, and we will do it". "I sent a message to Edi after the Bordeaux match".

"He has wonderful qualities, he can do a lot of things, extremely strong, with the ball at his feet, he's very good and very strong in challenges and one on ones, taking people on he's always capable of making a difference and I think in my opinion he's always risky offensively with Martial, they're a very unsafe pairing".

However, PSG's Julian Draxler is confident that the French champions have the players to put the shackles on the World Cup victor at Old Trafford. For United, I think it is the opposite, with the games they have been winning - United now are in a very good moment. Instead he chose to sign a brand-new two year deal to stay at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho who did seem to get on with the Belgian and relied on him in big games. It will be different again this time as it is not the same team, nor the same situation.

"PSG have great players but they have two or three players injured".

After qualifying top of a group that also included Liverpool and Napoli, the Ligue 1 champions were dealt a tough hand in the first knockout stage when drawn against United, albeit much has changed since the teams were paired together at the end of a year ago.

"Angel is a top player and he is in good form", said Draxler.

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