Alex Telles: Why Man United Star Is Eligible to Play Against the Club Ahead of Europa League Clash vs Sevilla

Alex Telles: Why Man United Star Is Eligible to Play Against the Club Ahead of Europa League Clash vs Sevilla

Fred Kennedy
  • Manchester United are scheduled to face Sevilla in the quarterfinals of the Europa League this season
  • The tie will see Alex Telles, who is on loan at Sevilla, come up against his parent club in the two-legged affair
  • Telles was shipped out on loan as he was deemed surplus to requirements following the arrival of Tyrell Malacia in the summer of 2022

Manchester United left-back Alex Telles is eligible to play against the club ahead of their Europa League quarter-final tie against Sevilla.

The Red Devils recently booked a spot in the last eight of the second-tier European tournament after they saw off Real Betis in the round of 16.

United's Europa League journey has not been a walk in the park, as they had to overcome Barcelona on route to the quarters.

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Alex Telles celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Manchester United and Villarreal CF at Old Trafford. Photo by Manuel Queimadelos.
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The Manchester club subsequently earned themselves a last-eight fixture against Sevilla, who have won the tournament a record six times.

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Telles eligible to face Man United

The tie will see United come up against a familiar face in the shape of Alex Telles, who is eligible to face his parent club.

Telles is currently on loan with Sevilla, who he joined during the summer of 2022.

The Brazilian's move to the La Liga giants came at a time he was bound to compete for a starting spot with first-choice Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia.

According to ESPN, the fullback will spend the rest of the 2022/23 season with the Spanish side.

Apparently, Telles will not be barred from lining up against Man United during the two-legged European affair.

One Football claims that United negotiators did not include any clause in Telles' contract to prevent him from playing against his home club.

That oversight could come back to bite the Red Devils, especially considering how dangerous the Brazilian is, especially when it comes to set pieces.

Dalot plays against Man United

Incidentally, Telles would not be the first Man United star to play against the club.

During the 2020/21 Europa League campaign, Diogo Dalot came off the bench to feature for AC Milan against the Red Devils.

At the time, Dalot was on loan at the Italian club from Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, the Portuguese has since found his way back into the Man United starting XI and has been a regular under Erik ten Hag this season.

Man United stars who could be sold

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Manchester United look set to part company with a number of players at the end of the ongoing season.

Erik ten Hag is expected to undertake radical changes as he bids to lead United back to their glory days.

The move could see several high-profile Man United players offloaded to pave way for summer arrivals.