Man Utd ‘ready to sell’ defender after only seven months

Joe Williams
Alex Telles Man Utd
Alex Telles Man Utd

Man Utd are prepared to let Alex Telles leave the club this summer after only seven months at Old Trafford, according to reports.

The Brazil international joined the Red Devils from Porto in October last year for £15.4m with the club needing some serious competition for Luke Shaw.

But Telles has only managed to make eight Premier League starts this campaign with Shaw in the form of his life.

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The presence of the former Galatasaray man has certainly got the best out of Shaw, who was often criticised during Jose Mourinho’s time at Man Utd.

With Shaw now further cementing his place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI, it could be that Telles is on his way out this summer.

Portuguese newspaper Record (via Sport Witness) claims that Man Utd are ‘ready to sell’ Telles in the summer transfer window and will make him available for transfer.

The publication adds that Man Utd ‘need a good offer’ if they are to sell the 28-year-old in the summer with Telles tied down at Old Trafford until 2024.

Shaw, meanwhile, has made 30 Premier League starts this term and contributed one goal and five assists.

That form has seen him consistently called up to the England squad and it now looks likely that he will be Gareth Southgate’s starting left-back at the Euros.

On how his form has improved since Telles arrived, Shaw told the Daily Telegraph: “I pushed myself before Alex got here. I knew where I wanted to get to. I wanted to prove people wrong; a lot of people were doubting me and I always believed in my ability to get back to where I can be.

“Of course, the manager has helped that, and maybe a bit of competition from Alex might have helped that, too.

“If we can get that around the whole place in different positions, I think we can continue to keep pushing each other. It’s only good for the manager to have that sort of competition and hard choices on who to pick. That’s where we need to improve.”