Manchester United Defender Alex Telles Tests Positive For Coronavirus


Manchester United Defender Alex Telles Tests Positive For CoronavirusManchester United defender, Alex Telles has tested positive for COVID-19 but is showing no symptoms and is expected to return to action soon.

Telles, who recently signed from Portuguese club Porto for £15.4m, was not involved in Wednesday’s 5-0 Champions League win against German side RB Leipzig at Old Trafford.

The 27-year-old was also missing in Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Chelsea in the Premier League.

Man United’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Wednesday, October 28 confirmed that the Brazil international returned a positive test, saying;

Telles has tested positive for coronavirus so he’s been out for a few days.No symptoms though, so he’ll be fine. Back soon.

The Brazilian player thanked fans for their support via his Instagram page, saying;

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 defender becomes the second player to have tested positive after Paul Pogba contracted the virus in September.

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