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Alex Telles: Manchester United left-back tests positive for coronavirus

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Alex Telles was not in the Manchester United squad for their 5-0 Champions League Group H win over RB Leipzig on Wednesday, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirming full-back’s positive test result after match

Manchester United left-back Alex Telles has tested positive for coronavirus, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed.

Telles, who was signed from Portuguese club Porto for £15.4m earlier this month, was not in United’s matchday squad for Wednesday’s 5-0 Champions League win over German side RB Leipzig at Old Trafford, with the 27-year-old also missing Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Chelsea in the Premier League.

Solskjaer confirmed the Brazil international had returned a positive test after Wednesday’s win but offered no further details about his return.

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

Paul Pogba is the only other United player to have tested positive for coronavirus.

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Manchester United have had to wait for their first home win of the season but it arrived in emphatic fashion with a 5-0 win over RB Leipzig on Wednesday night. Faced with two daunting fixtures to open their Champions League campaign, United have won both in style.

Marcus Rashford will take the plaudits, and rightly so after his quickfire hat-trick after coming on as a second-half substitute. But up against the dapperly dressed Julian Nagelsmann, widely regarded as the most astute young coach in European football, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got it spot on and deserves huge credit for the manner of this victory against the Bundesliga leaders.