Alex Telles has revealed he held conversations with Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Dalot earlier than transferring to Manchester United.
The Brazilian left-back agreed a switch to Outdated Trafford value an preliminary £13.6illion plus add-ons and was unveiled by United on deadline day, after passing a medical.
His arrival got here the day after Dalot’s mortgage exit to AC Milan on a season-long deal, with United additionally promoting Chris Smalling to Roma as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reshaped his defence.
And Telles instructed United’s official web site that the Portuguese pair helped to steer him to make the swap.
“I spoke to Diogo and he despatched me a message to want me good luck,” mentioned Telles. “United is an enormous membership and I need to assist United develop as a soccer membership.
“I imagine I’m going to satisfy a marvellous group. I’ve spoken to Bruno Fernandes and he’s mentioned how welcoming the boys are. I imagine I’ll settle very nicely into the group.”
Telles then instructed United followers what they’ll anticipate from him, as an attacking left-back who racked up 26 targets and 50 assists in 5 seasons at Porto.
He added: “I like to consider myself as a really clever participant, a set-piece specialist and I’m all the time searching for alternatives to create passes to attain targets.
“I’m in the very best second of my life when it comes to being a flexible participant, and clearly coming to play within the Premier League and enjoying in opposition to the opponents I’ve carried out already, and enjoying in a league as robust because the Premier League. I hope to have the ability to deliver my finest to the membership.
“I take a look at being a defender differently with my targets. I’m seeking to create extra openings wherever potential however throughout coaching I additionally pay explicit consideration to set-piece coaching. Aside from the important thing fundamentals of being a defender, which is clearly about defending nicely, I need to have additional facets to my sport so I’m a flexible participant.”
“Completely. I’ve nice beliefs in my defensive capabilities but additionally in my attacking capacity. I’m in the very best second of my profession and I imagine I’ve grown lots, and hopefully I can proceed to take action.”
United additionally accomplished strikes for Amad Diallo, Facundo Pellistri and Edinson Cavani on deadline day.