Alex Telles: Man Utd manager Solskjaer confirms defender tested positive for COVID-19

Alex Telles: Man Utd manager Solskjaer confirms defender tested positive for COVID-19

- Alex Telles made his debut for Manchester United in their 2-1 win over PSG in the Champions League

- The player was left out of their matches against Chelsea and RB Leipzig

- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that the Brazilian has tested positive for coronavirus

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Alex Telles has tested positive for coronavirus according to Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, although the player missed their Champions League game against RB Leipzig on Wednesday night, October 28.

Telles was part of the United team that defeated French club Paris Saint-Germain a week earlier following the dazzling show on his debut.

But he was left out of the squad that played a draw with Chelsea on Saturday, October 24 and reports say he is now self-isolating.

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Solskjaer said as quoted by SunSport:

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

Telles becomes the second Manchester United player to be confirmed positive for the infection after Paul Pogba who contracted it while on international duty with France.

Alex Telles: Man Utd manager Solskjaer confirms defender tested positive for COVID-19
Alex Telles has tested positive for COVID-19 and now in self-isolation. Photo: Matthew Peters
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Telles himself has taken to social media to douse tension among his fans and to also thank them for their support.

He wrote:

"I want to say that I am fine, isolated and soon I will be back with all my strength to hep my team-mates.
"Once again, than you all for your messages!"

In the same vein, FIFA president Gianni Infantino returned positive result having been tested for coronavirus according to the world’s football governing on Tuesday, October 27.

The 50-year-old has now gone into self-isolation and will be in quarantine for at least 10 days until he produces a negative result.

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A statement said:

“The FIFA President, who has reported mild symptoms, has immediately placed himself in self-isolation and will remain in quarantine at least for 10 days."

And Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for the third time ahead of Juventus Champions League clash with Barcelona.

This means Ronaldo will not be available for the crunch match against his fiercest rival Lionel Messi at the Allianz Stadium.

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