Alex Telles: Manchester United left-back tests positive for coronavirus | Football News


Manchester United left-back Alex Telles has tested positive for coronavirus, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed.

Telles, who was signed by Portuguese club Porto for £ 15.4million earlier this month, was not part of United’s squad of the matchday for the 5-0 victory in the Wednesday’s Champions League against German club RB Leipzig at Old Trafford, with the 27-year-old also missing Sunday’s. 0-0 draw with Chelsea in the Premier League.

Solskjaer confirmed the Brazil international returned a positive test after Wednesday’s win, but gave no further details on his return.

“Such has tested positive for coronavirus, so he has been absent for a few days,” Solskjaer said. “No symptoms though, so he’ll be fine. Back soon. “

Alex Telles hasn’t been on Manchester United’s last two games

Paul Pogba is the only other United player to have tested positive for coronavirus.

United diamond sparkles against Leipzig

Sky Sports football writer Adam Bate…

Did Ole Gunnar Solskjaer find Manchester United’s best system with a diamond formation against RB Leipzig?

Manchester United had to wait for their first home win of the season, but they came emphatically with a 5-0 win over RB Leipzig on Wednesday night. Facing two intimidating matches to open their Champions League campaign, United won both in style.

Marcus Rashford will receive the applause, and rightly so after his quick hat-trick after being a second half substitute. But facing the elegantly dressed Julian Nagelsmann widely regarded as the most astute young coach in European football, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was right and deserves huge credit for the manner of this victory against the Bundesliga leaders.

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