Ander Herrera out of Champions League clash with United after contracting Covid-19

Ander Herrera out of Champions League clash with United after contracting Covid-19

- Herrera has been ruled out of PSG's Champions League clash with Man United

- The Spain international has recently tested positive for the deadly coronavirus disease

- The Ligue 1 champions will also miss six key players for the tie including Marquinhos, Draxler, Verratti and Icardi

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Ander Herrera will not be available to face his former club Man United in the Champions League after testing posting to the deadly coronavirus disease, The Sun.

Paris Saint-Germain will have to play their opening fixture without six other key players who are also recovering from the disease.

The likes of Julian Draxler, Marquinhos, Marco Verratti, Thilo Kehrer and Mauro Icardi have been ruled out of the titanic clash at Parc des Princes.

Ander Herrera out of Champions League clash with United after contracting Covid-19

Ander Herrera out of Champions League clash with United after contracting Covid-19. Photo by Ricardo Nogueira
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The Spanish midfielder who left Old Trafford on a free transfer in 2019 will miss the opportunity to play against his former teammates.

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Newly-signed Portuguese midfielder Danilo Pereira is also not listed for the game after coming in contact with his national team captain Cristiano Ronaldo who tested positive while on international duty.

The last time PSG and United met in 2019, saw the Premier League club overturn a two-goal deficit in the first leg at Old Trafford and won by 3-1 in Paris, qualifying into the last eighton an away-goal rule.

However, things will be a little different as both European giants will clash in the group phase and try to claim bragging rights in the group that also have RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir.

Edison Cavani will also be looking at the opportunity to face his former club after making a deadline day move to United as a free agent.

The Uruguayan is PSG's all-time highest goalscorer with over 200 goals and admitted that he consulted with Herrera before deciding to join up with Ole Gunnar Spolskjaer's squad.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Bruno Fernandes has denied claims that he clashed with Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the 6-1 thrashing from Tottenham in the last Premier League outing, Sport Bible reports.

The Portuguese midfielder has settled quickly into the Red Devils' squad since his arrival from Sporting Lisbon during the last January transfer window.

Fernandes seemed to have been unhappy after United were trailing by 4-1 in the first half of the game and was involved in a bust-up with Solskjaer.

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