Manchester United defender Alex Telles tests positive for coronavirus

Malik Ouzia
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Manchester United full-back Alex Telles has tested positive for coronavirus, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed.

The defender, a summer signing from Porto, made his debut in last week’s Champions League win over PSG but was not in the squad for the weekend’s draw with Chelsea or Wednesday night’s 5-0 thrashing of RB Leipzig.

Speaking after the latter fixture, Solskjaer said: “Telles has tested positive for coronavirus so he’s been out for a few days," Solskjaer said. "No sypmtoms though, so he’ll be fine. Back soon.”

Telles himself quickly took to Instagram to thank fans for their support, writing: “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!”