Manchester United defender Alex Telles cleared for Brazil-Uruguay game

Manchester United defender Alex Telles cleared for Brazil-Uruguay game

Manchester United are checking on Alex Telles' well-being and availability after reports emerged that the left-back had again tested positive for Covid-19.

It is yet unclear whether Telles has recorded a second positive test or whether his previous positive result has caused problems for travel into Uruguay, a statement by the Brazilian Football Federation revealing Guilherme Arana has been called up to the squad as cover for the United star.

Alex Telles could be available for Manchester United when they return to Premier League action after testing negative to coronavirus while on worldwide duty.

United said in a statement: 'The club is checking on the situation regarding Alex Telles and will assess the defender upon his return to Manchester from worldwide duty later this week.

Telles will undergo an assessment at United's training complex upon his return from global duty this week before a decision is made on his availability.

The Brazilian left-back has been missed four games since his arrival from FC Porto but with Luke Shaw out with a hamstring injury, Telles looks set to take his place.

The 27-year-old's sole appearance for the Red Devils to date came during a 2-1 Champions League victory over PSG last month, but he could make his top-flight bow against the Baggies in the absence of Shaw.

United are now languishing in the bottom half of the Premier League table after a slow start to the campaign, but they do have a game in hand on leaders Leicester, whom they now trail by eight points.

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