The Brazilian Football Confederation have confirmed that Manchester United defender Alex Telles has tested positive once again for the virus.
Even though the left-back has completed quarantine, it is still thought you can test positive even if you no longer can transmit the disease. Supporters on Twitter are frustrated about this latest fitness setback:
cancel international break
— no (@comik___) November 15, 2020
brandon williams time
— Yontie Smits (@Yontie2) November 15, 2020
— Adahbia (@ammtounited) November 15, 2020
— ً (@MufcJosh_) November 15, 2020
— MO🇸🇴 (@Mounitedx3) November 15, 2020
Some signing he’s been
— Danny Harris (@2DannyH) November 15, 2020
We're actually cursed
— Alexander (@DilatedOjOs) November 15, 2020
Williams at LB pic.twitter.com/ipVovwx9KO
— Haso. (@Hasoutd) November 15, 2020
World peace might be a thing when I see Telles play for us again.
— Dyl (@UtdDyl) November 15, 2020
I heard it’s in the non transmission stage now so he can play I’m pretty sure
— RM (@RishMUFC) November 15, 2020
We cannot catch a break
— Kushal P 🇲🇺 (@pkushal9) November 15, 2020
It is not known whether Telles will be available for Saturday’s game against West Brom. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be very keen to have the 27-year-old available with Luke Shaw set to miss the next month of first-team action with a hamstring injury.
Brandon Williams may well have to deputise against the Baggies if Telles is not given permission to play. With Marcus Rashford having yet to recover from a shoulder problem he picked up against Everton in the 3-1 win before the international break, Solskjaer could well have some major selection dilemmas for this weekend’s match.