Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms left-back Alex Telles will be out until September after an ankle injury during pre-season training camp
- Alex Telles misses the start of the 2021-22 Premier League season due to injury
- The left back got an ankle pat last week while preparing for the season
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer initially said Telles would be ‘out for a few weeks’
- But he won’t return until September, according to United boss Solskjaer
Manchester United left-back Alex Telles will miss the start of the Premier League season due to an ankle injury, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed.
The Brazilian ran into the problem last week during the club’s training camp in Surrey and returned home from his duties, missing Saturday’s friendly defeat to QPR.
Solskjaer initially said Telles would be “out for a few weeks”, but the United manager has since provided a disappointing update, revealing that he will now miss the first three games of the Premier League season in August.
Man United left-back Alex Telles is out until September with an ankle injury
Solskjaer told United .’s official website“Unfortunately, the news about Alex Telles is worse than we had hoped.
“His ankle injury is a bit more serious than we had hoped and he will be out for at least a short period of time, all of August I would think.”
As well as missing out on this week’s friendlies against Brentford and Preston ahead of another warm-up game against Everton, Telles will sit out the Premier League opening game against Leeds on August 14, their visit to Southampton eight days later and their trip to Wolves at the end of the month.
Telles’ injury has left United in trouble in the left-back division, with Luke Shaw not yet back in training after his exploits with England at Euro 2020.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a problem on the left-back during pre-season after Telles’ injury
Telles joined United last summer on a £15.4 million deal from Portuguese Porto.
He was widely expected to usurp Shaw as a left-back, but the England star emphatically proved his doubters wrong and has become one of United’s key players in recent times – keeping Telles away.
After having limited playing time, Telles is linked with a move this summer, with Inter Milan and Roma interested in his services.