Manchester United Full Back Alex Telles Tests Positive for Coronavirus
Alex Telles (Photo Credit: Twitter)
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.
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! 🔥🙌🏽💪🏽🙏🏽
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)