Manchester United new boy Alex Telles tests positive for coronavirus, but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists defender has no symptoms
- Alex Telles was absent from Man United’s squad against RB Leipzig and Chelsea
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that the full-back tested positive for Covid-19
- United boss says 27-year-old is asymptomatic and expects him to be back soon
The deadline-day signing from Porto impressed in his debut for the Red Devils last week at Paris St Germain, where he helped the side to a 2-1 win in their Champions League opener.
But Telles was conspicuous by his absence from the squad for United’s draw with Chelsea at the weekend, just as he was following Wednesday’s 5-0 Group H win against RB Leipzig.
Manchester United new boy Alex Telles has tested positive for the coronavirus
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists that the defender does not have any symptoms
Asked about the Brazil international’s situation, Solskjaer said: ‘Telles has tested positive for coronavirus.
‘He’s been out for a few days, no symptoms though so he’ll be fine, back soon.’
Solskjaer’s team did just fine without Telles on Wednesday night night, thrashing last season’s semi-finalists.
Mason Greenwood netted in the first half before Marcus Rashford came off the bench to score a hat-trick in the second. Anthony Martial also scored from the spot.
The victory leaves United top of Group H with six points from two games, three clear of second-placed PSG.
Marcus Rashford scored a hat-trick as United thrashed RB Leipzig 5-0 at Old Trafford