Paris St Germain’s injured midfielder Marco Verratti may start training next week, raising hopes he could play in the Champions League last-16 first leg at Manchester United.
He could get back to first team training next week, coach Thomas Tuchel told reporters on Saturday on the eve of a Ligue 1 clash at Olympique Lyonnais. Italy international Verratti twisted his ankle in a 9-0 demolition of En Avant Guingamp a couple of weeks ago.
PSG, who lead Ligue 1 by 10 points with three games in hand, travel to Old Trafford on February 12 without the injured Neymar. The Brazil international is out for 10 weeks after suffering a metatarsal injury against Strasbourg in the Coupe De France on January 23. The world’s most expensive player suffered a similar injury in February last campaign that kept him out for the rest of the season.