Alex Telles continued his 100 per cent record as a Manchester United player at the weekend.

United have won all four games in which Telles has started in all competitions.

He played 83 minutes in the 3-2 win over Southampton, before being substituted as a precaution, with the club website reporting he ‘suffered some discomfort in his groin’.

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Hopefully it is not an injury which would keep Telles out of action, because he has been excellent since the international break.

This was another strong all round performance from the Brazilian at both ends.

A class act

Telles managed 92 touches in total. This was a figure topped only by Fred (94) who played the entire game.

The Brazilian contributed two key passes, a figure bettered only by Marcus Rashford with three.

He won two aerial duels, while making three tackles, three interceptions, and made four clearances.


This was a strong all round performance from Telles in his first ever Premier League away game.

Telles adds so much to United from an attacking perspective, but the defensive side of his game deserves praise too. His performances have balance to them, and his attacking productivity is not the result of a cavalier approach.

Hopefully he is passed fit

United do not have much time before Wednesday’s crunch game with Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford.

Luke Shaw is out with an injury barring a miraculous return even though he did return to light training at the end of last week.

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It leaves Brandon Williams as next in line to start if Telles is not deemed fit enough to start.

Williams played in the Europa League knockout rounds last season including the semi-final, and acquitted himself well, but PSG are a dangerous team to go up against.

Telles’ experience will come in handy, not to mention his set piece deliveries which caused real problems for the French side in Paris on his debut.

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