Previous exits at this stage of the Champions League to Barcelona and Real Madrid are not on Draxler's mind ahead of Old Trafford, but he would prefer to have Neymar and Cavani alongside him in Manchester.
The change in management has led to a stunning turnaround in the team's fortunes - United have triumphed in 10 of their 11 games under the Norwegian, with Burnley the only side to stop them winning in his reign so far.
Tuchel is particularly wary of the threat posed by Pogba and Anthony Martial, who between them scored all three goals in United's 3-0 Premier League victory over Fulham on Saturday. They had a problem with [Adrien] Rabiot because he is maybe going to leave in the summer and he is a good player for them. We will have to race each other to clinch the qualification'. But we have given ourselves the best possible opportunity in the way we have gone into this game because we are confident.
Tuesday's game will see Angel Di Maria face his old club for the first time in a competitive match since he left for PSG for a reported £44million in 2015. There will be moments when we'll defend because I expect a very attacking Manchester, very courageous, with many attacking players.
Edinson Cavani, Neymar and Thomas Meunier are all unavailable, while Adrien Rabiot has been dropped to the under-23 squad following his refusal to sign a contract extension at the Parc Des Princes.
" To change that is really hard but I'm sure there will be times where we will defend deeply". I'm not the same type of player as Neymar and, clearly, we'll miss him.
"Let me put it in another way, will Manchester United miss [Paul] Pogba if he was not there tomorrow, or [Marcus] Rashford?" he said. We have a second leg in Paris, and we feel very strong and comfortable at Parc des Princes.
"Everyone knows that there are two good teams", he said.
He would not be drawn on his ideal scoreline: "I don't really want to talk about the result but we want to score perhaps more than one".
"I imagine United will be bold and we'll have to be at our best level". For me, it's not important. It's what happens on the pitch that counts.