Panic as Man United Star Set to Miss Start of new Premier League Season after suffering ankle injury

Panic as Man United Star Set to Miss Start of new Premier League Season after suffering ankle injury

  • Alex Telles was expected to form a major part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team next season
  • However, the Brazilian will have to wait a little longer after picking an ankle injury
  • Telles made 24 appearances for United last season during a campaign he played second fiddle to Luke Shaw

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been dealt a huge blow in his preparations for the 2021/22 Premier League season after Alex Telles suffering an ankle injury.

Telles was part of United's pre-season friendly meeting against Derby last weekend where they secured a 2-1 win over the Championship side.

However, SunSport now reports the left-back is set to miss his side's upcoming friendlies against Brentford and Preston North End.

Alex Telles during a pre-season friendly between Derby County and Man United at Pride Park on July 18, 2021 in Derby, England. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images).
Telles made 24 appearances for United last season during a campaign he played second fiddle to Luke Shaw. Photo by Matthew Ashton.
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What Solskjaer said

Speaking on Telles' condition, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed the Brazilian is billed to be out of action for "a few weeks."

"Unfortunately, Alex slipped and he twisted his ankle so he'll be out for a few weeks. We're hoping that it's not going to be too bad but he'll be out for a little while

The development implies the defender will undoubtedly be out of action in the opening weeks of the 2021/22 Premier League season.

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While it was expected he would not play a huge role in the squad, his injury will present Solskjaer with a major concern as Luke Shaw will not be match-fit as well following his active participation in the Euro 2020 with England.

Telles, who moved to the EPL last summer was sparingly used last season, managing just 24 appearances across competitions as he played second fiddle to Shaw.

The Red Devils are scheduled to kick off their upcoming season with a home fixture against Leeds United at Old Trafford on Saturday, August 14.

And Jadon Sancho, who recently signed for the Manchester club, is expected to feature in the tie.

Sancho completes Old Trafford move

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Jadon Sancho has finally completed his long-awaited dream move to Manchester United from Bundesliga side Dortmund. Instagram, BBC.

The Red Devils paid a staggering £73million for the attacker making him the second-costliest Englishman of all time after Harry Maguire.

A fee for the Manchester City academy graduate was agreed at the start of July and a five-year deal has been completed despite Sancho's Euro 2020 horror.

Source: SportsBrief.com

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