Manchester United Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Test For Alex Telles

Alex Telles of Manchester United
Alex Telles of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Aon Training Complex on October 18, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed defender Alex Telles missed Wednesday’s 5-0 victory over RB Leipzig as he has tested positive for COVID-19.

The full-back was absent for the impressive victory, and last weekend’s 0-0 draw with Chelsea, but Ole revealed after the Champions League triumph that the left-back was unavailable due to illness.

“He’s been out now for a little while,” the boss told MUTV. “He’s tested positive for the coronavirus. But he has no symptoms; he’s fine and we can’t wait to get him back.”

Telles joined United on deadline day earlier this month and made an impressive debut for the Reds in last week’s 2-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain.

The Brazilian, who signed from Portuguese outfit Porto, played 67 minutes at the Parc des Princes and his delivery from set-pieces was one of the numerous stand-out moments from his United debut.

Unfortunately, the illness meant he missed our second European clash of the campaign.

A second-half hat-trick from Marcus Rashford helped us on our way to back-to-back wins in Europe, while Mason Greenwood netted his first Champions League strike – becoming our second-youngest scorer in the tournament. Anthony Martial also scored a late penalty to get up and running for the campaign.

The win leaves us top of Group H after two games, three points ahead of PSG and RB Leipzig, with a double-header against Istanbul Basaksehir up next.

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