Verratti back in PSG training ahead of Champions League clash with Manchester United

After suffering a sprained ankle last month, Paris Saint-Germain have welcomed midfielder Marco Verratti back to team training.

Marco Verratti could be fit to play at Old Trafford on February 12.   -  AFP

Marco Verratti has returned to training with Paris Saint-Germain, giving the Ligue 1 leader a timely fitness boost ahead of next month's Champions League clash with Manchester United.

Verratti limped off during a game against Guingamp last month and was diagnosed with a sprained ankle, making him a doubt for the last-16 tie against United.

But the Italy midfielder trained with his team-mates on Monday and could be fit to play at Old Trafford on February 12.

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Thomas Tuchel is expected to be without Brazil forward Neymar for both legs, however. The world's most expensive player suffered a recurrence of a foot injury in a Coupe de France win against Strasbourg last month.

Verratti was absent as PSG lost for the first time in Ligue 1 this season, falling to a 2-1 defeat away to Lyon on Sunday.

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