Manchester United followers are excited to see Alex Telles doubtlessly get a protracted stint within the group, although it comes on the unlucky expense of one other damage for Luke Shaw.
The left-back picked up a hamstring damage in Saturday’s 3-1 victory at Everton and now faces a month on the sidelines to get well.
It is a setback that could not have come at a worse time for Shaw, who has been in wonderful run of type as late. As if spurred on by the competitors that Telles’ arrival represents, the 25-year-old grabbed two assists in as many video games final week, with nice crosses for Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandes to move residence towards Istanbul Basaksehir and Everton, respectively.
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Whereas Shaw will not miss any United matches throughout the worldwide break, he may nonetheless miss Premier League matches towards West Brom, Southampton and West Ham plus the reverse fixtures towards Basaksehir, Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig within the Champions League.
Shaw’s possible alternative within the left-back slot is Telles, who arrived at Previous Trafford in a transfer value an preliminary £13.6m from Portuguese giants Porto this previous summer season.
Since signing, nevertheless, the Brazilian has solely managed to make only one look for the membership – a formidable debut within the 2-1 victory over PSG in Paris.
A constructive coronavirus take a look at has stored Telles sidelined since however he has now recovered from the sickness and is as soon as once more out there for choice. He has been named within the newest Brazil squad and their World Cup qualifiers towards Venezuela and Uruguay supply him an opportunity to get again to match health.
Whereas followers are gutted to see Shaw be struck with one other damage, and have wished him a swift restoration, they’re additionally desirous to see Telles given an opportunity to shine after a stunted begin to his United profession.
In addition to Telles, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has teenager Brandon Williams as an choice at left-back and centre-back Axel Tuanzebe, who filled-in within the place when Shaw was taken off towards Everton.
Solskjaer was livid after the match at Goodison Park and believes the hectic fixture schedule led to Shaw’s damage.
“We have been set as much as fail,” Solskjaer advised BT Sport. “I stated to you earlier than, I need to discuss in regards to the kick-off time. They arrange the boys to fail. We have Luke Shaw injured at this time as a result of we have been to Turkey, we have performed a great deal of video games already this season, we have been to Turkey on Wednesday night time, again in Thursday morning and we’re taking part in Saturday in a lunchtime kick-off, it is an absolute shambles.
“I can not reward the boys sufficient for the character they’ve proven. These boys deserve higher than being thrown out right here to fail.”