Tuchel Promises That PSG Will Not Change Attacking Football DNA Against Man United

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Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel insists that he intends to set his team up to attack Manchester United and hopes to score at least once in the clubs' UEFA Champions League clash on Tuesday.

The Ligue 1 leaders visit Old Trafford on Tuesday for the first leg of the much-anticipated Champions League last-16 tie, but will do so without Neymar and Edinson Cavani, who are sidelined with respective foot and hip injuries.

"We have our identity and it's not easy to change a team's identity. We play attacking football - it's in our DNA," he said. "We're here to score, maybe more than one.

"I imagine United will be bold and we'll have to be at our best level. I'm sure there will be times tomorrow where we'll be defending deeply. 

"Over 180 minutes, I'd say it's a 50-50 game. At Old Trafford, I'm not sure. We have a second leg in Paris, and we feel very strong and comfortable at Parc des Princes. It's one of these games where the details, you can get a decision from the referee, a yellow, red, anything can make the difference. It's a close game."