Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that Alex Telles will miss the start of the season due to an ankle injury. The defender who picked up the injury in training will miss all games in August. Solskjaer initially said the Brazilian was set to be on the sidelines for a few weeks. He will miss the visit of Leeds United as well as games against Southampton and Wolves.
“Unfortunately, it’s worse news on Alex Telles than we hoped for.” Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said talking about Alex Telles. “His ankle injury is a little bit more severe than we hoped and he’ll be out for a little spell at least, the whole of August I would think.”
Telles joined United from Porto for a fee in the region of £15. The defender has found it tough to break into the starting lineup after Luke Shaw had one of the best seasons of his career last season. He was restricted to just nine appearances. He has failed to make an impact like his Portuguese league colleague Bruno Fernandes. The Portuguese man believes that Manchester United can improve much more and bring some silverware to the club this season.
“It could be in my personal life, the good season,” he said with a laugh when that comment was put to him,” he said. “No, obviously I think as always we have a chance to win whatever we want, or wherever we try to win because I think last season unluckily for us we don’t get to win any trophies.”