Kylian Mbappe has warned Edinson Cavani that he has no qualms about facing his former Paris Saint-Germain teammate and will ‘try to beat him’ when Manchester United visit Paris next week.
After getting back to winning ways in stylish fashion against Newcastle on Saturday, United will make their long awaited return to the Champions League on Tuesday when they travel to face PSG in their opening game in Group H.
The match also gives the opportunity for a swift reunion with his old club for Cavani, who left the Parisians upon the expiration of his contract this past summer.
The Uruguayan, who is the top goal scorer in PSG’s history, signed an initial one-year deal with United on deadline day on a free transfer following his release from the French champions.
However, he was unable to make his debut in Saturday’s trip to the North East as his period of isolation after arriving in the UK was not completed until Sunday.
Cavani is now in contention to make his bow for United against his old side but Mbappe has made it clear their friendship will be put to one side for the 90 minutes.
“Not at all, he is in a different team now,” the Frenchman told TF1 when asked if it would be strange coming up against his former teammate.
“I wish him the best. We are going to play against him and try to beat him.”
Following their trip to Paris, United will face RB Leipzig at Old Trafford before then flying to Turkey to compete against Istanbul Basaksehir.