Alex Telles to miss start of Man Utd’s Premier League season after Roma transfer target suffers ankle injury
Manchester United defender Alex Telles will be out for a "few weeks" after sustaining an ankle injury, revealed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Brazilian left-back played in United's 2-1 pre-season victory over Derby County last weekend but will miss next week's friendlies against Brentford and Preston North End.
Speaking before a pre-season game against QPR on Saturday, Red Devils boss Solskjaer said: "Unfortunately, Alex slipped and he twisted his ankle so he'll be out for a few weeks.
"We're hoping that it's not going to be too bad but he'll be out for a little while."
Telles played 24 times for Man Utd last season but ultimately played second fiddle to Luke Shaw.
Meanwhile, Man Utd kick off the upcoming season with a home match against fierce rivals Leeds at Old Trafford on August 14.
And the match could see new signing Jadon Sancho make his long-awaited debut for the club.
Sancho was confirmed as Man Utd's new signing earlier this week when he sealed his £73million move from Borussia Dortmund.
Speaking about the transfer, Sancho told United's official website: "I’ll always be grateful to Dortmund for giving me the opportunity to play first team football, although I always knew that I would return to England one day.
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"The chance to join Manchester United is a dream come true and I just cannot wait to perform in the Premier League.
"This is a young and exciting squad and I know, together, we can develop into something special to bring the success that the fans deserve.
"I am looking forward to working with the Manager and his coaching team to further develop my game."
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