Manchester United’s star has been ruled out until September due to an ankle injury sustained during pre-season, potentially leaving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer short of alternatives when the new Premier League season begins in less than three weeks.
After injuring his ankle during a training session prior to United’s last friendly against QPR, it was anticipated that the Brazilian would only be out for a short time.
However, manager Solskjaer has now stated that additional tests have indicated that the condition is worse than first believed, which might cause Telles to miss at least the first two weeks of the season.
This would put him out of the rest of preseason, as well as United’s opening three Premier League games against Leeds, Southampton, and Wolves before the September international break.
Telles offered back-up and important competition for Luke Shaw last season after joining from Porto for a fee of £15 million in October. However, with Shaw currently on leave after representing England in the Euro 2020 final a little more than two weeks ago, Brandon Williams is now the sole first-team left-back.
Shaw was chosen United’s player of the year by his teammates last season, and he was named to the PFA Premier League team of the year as a result of his remarkable achievements.
Shaw will return to duty next week after a three-week break, but considering his previous fitness issues, there have been worries since it was discovered he was playing with fractured ribs in the later stages of Euro 2020. He had previously had a wrist ligament damage before to the event, and he played with visible strapping on it the entire time.