Solskjaer confirms an injury for Telles
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed on Saturday afternoon that Manchester United defender Alex Telles has picked up an ankle injury that has forced him to return home.
The Brazilian left-back featured in last weekend’s 2-1 victory over Derby County and trained with the squad throughout this week’s camp in Surrey.
However, when our matchday squad to face Queens Park Rangers was announced at 13:00 BST today, Telles was a noticeable absentee.
In our pre-match interview at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, Solskjaer revealed all about Alex.
“Unfortunately, Alex slipped and he twisted his ankle so he’ll be out for a few weeks. We’re hoping that it’s not going to be too bad but he’ll be out for a little while.”
Based on Ole's update, it appears Telles will miss next week's friendlies against Brentford at Old Trafford on Wednesday and Preston North End at Deepdale on Saturday.
Our final pre-season fixture is against Everton at the Theatre of Dreams on Saturday 7 August.
With Telles watching from home, our youthful United team went on to contest a 4-2 defeat against a much more experienced and physically robust QPR side.
Jesse Lingard opened the scoring with a simple finish in the third minute that will boost his confidence, before substitute Anthony Elanga executed a superb finish in the second half.