Manchester United Full Back Alex Telles Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Alex Telles (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Alex Telles (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that Alex Telles has tested positive for coronavirus.

Manchester United defender Alex Telles has tested positive for COVID-19 but is showing no symptoms and is expected to return to action soon, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said.

Telles, who arrived at Old Trafford from Porto earlier this month, missed the weekend’s goalless draw with Chelsea and was absent from United’s matchday squad for Wednesday’s 5-0 Champions League win over RB Leipzig.

“Telles has tested positive for coronavirus so he’s been out for a few days,” Solskjaer told reporters on Wednesday. “No symptoms though, so he’ll be fine. Back soon.”

The Brazilian full back thanked fans for their support.

“I want to say that I am fine, isolated and soon I will be back with all my strength to help my team mates,” he said on Instagram.

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Guys, I want to thank you for the messages of affection that I received from the moment that United announced that I have been diagnosed with COVID-19. I want to say that I am fine, isolated and soon I will be back with all my strength to help my teammates. Once again, thank you all for your lovely messages! 🔥🙌🏽💪🏽🙏🏽

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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.

United's win over Leipzig has taken them at the top of Group H after two games, three points ahead of Paris-Saint Germain (PSG) and RB Leipzig, with a double-header against Istanbul Basaksehir up next.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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