Alex Telles playing for United v PSG.

Club reacts to reports of Telles coronavirus test

Monday 16 November 2020 14:31

The club is checking on the situation regarding Alex Telles and will assess the defender upon his return to Manchester from international duty later this week.

Reports in Brazil have suggested Telles has tested positive for COVID-19 for a second time and could therefore miss his nation’s match against Uruguay in Montevideo on Tuesday night.

However, it is understood Alex’s positive test does not necessarily mean he has contracted the virus again. 

United defender Alex Telles is currently away on international duty with Brazil.

United’s medical staff at the Aon Training Complex are monitoring the situation in Brazil and will make an assessment when Telles returns to England later this week. 

It is still hoped our recent signing from FC Porto will be available to play in Saturday's Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford.

Luke Shaw has already been ruled out of that 20:00 GMT kick-off with the injury he sustained at Everton last time out, so the left-back position will be on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s mind this week.

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