Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Alex Telles will only become available for team selection again once he tests negative for the virus.
The Brazilian was seen briefly at the Carrington training ground on Monday to take another test, but Solskjaer has confirmed that the left-back remains out of contention until he is given the all-clear:
“He needs to be negative on his next test so let’s hope we can get him back as soon as possible.”
Jesse Lingard is closing in on a return to full fitness. Solskjaer has confirmed that the 27-year-old trained on Tuesday and although he was close to making the matchday squad for the clash against Istanbul Basaksehir, it was eventually decided to leave the forward out of the travelling party.
Solskjaer was also asked about Edinson Cavani‘s fitness. Although the Uruguayan international has come on as a substitute in United’s last three games, he is yet to start for the Red Devils. Solskjaer says the veteran forward is closing in on being fully fit:
“We haven’t managed to get him long enough yet to make a big impact but he’s looking sharper and sharper in training so it won’t be long.”
United’s other injury problems are long term. Phil Jones is expected to return from a knee injury in December while Eric Bailly is likely to be out until after the next international break.