Alex Telles names his best moment as a United player and says he can't wait to score

Alex Telles has picked out the best moment of his Manchester United career so far.

Telles made his Red Devils debut in October, starting the 2-1 away win over Paris Saint-Germain to kick off United’s Champions League campaign.

With Luke Shaw playing on the left of a back three, Telles got his bow at left wing-back and told the club website that was the best night of his United career.

Looking ahead to next season, Telles said he’s looking forward to scoring for United, a moment that should be sweeter due to the reintroduction of fans to stadiums.

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“I think my best moment this season was definitely my debut against Paris in France,” Telles said.

We won 2-1 in my first game. Another important game for me was against West Ham in London where I got my first assist for Mason (Greenwood).

They were the two important moments for me this season. I really want to score my first goal, I can’t wait.

“I scored a lot of goals previously at Porto and now I’m really looking forward to playing and scoring my first goal.

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Telles has to keep pushing Shaw

If Shaw keeps playing as he has this season, Telles will find it hard to dislodge him but he has to keep pushing.

That competition for places has perhaps played a part in Shaw’s improvement and it is something Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs at right-back too.

That Telles’ United season peaked in its first game shows that he did struggle somewhat thereafter.

There were games where Shaw got a rest and Telles didn’t take his chance and show the dynamism or crossing ability which convinced United to buy him.

With a full pre-season behind him, he should improve and being a goal threat from full-back would be an added bonus.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.