Neymar and several Manchester United players have sent supportive messages to Alex Telles after the left-back was ruled out of the World Cup due to injury.

Like Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus, the 29-year-old will play no further part in the Selecao’s hunt for a sixth World Cup.

Both Telles and Jesus have suffered tournament ending injuries to their right knees, according to Brazilian news outlet Globo.

But the report states that Telles’ injury is “more serious” and while it’s still too early to be 100% sure the man who is spending the 2022-23 season on loan at La Liga side Sevilla may need surgery.

Neymar and Manchester United stars send supportive messages to Alex Telles after suffering World Cup heartbreak

Cameroon v Brazil: Group G - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
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Playing in his first World Cup, Telles was handed his first start against Cameroon on Friday night with Selecao boss Tite ringing the changes with Brazil already qualified for the last-16 having beaten Serbia and Switzerland.

After landing awkwardly on his knee, Telles was in tears after being replaced my Marquinhos in the 54th minute.

It seems that the former Porto man, who moved to Old Trafford in October 2020, had a feeling that his participation in the 2022 World Cup was going to be over.

An emotional Telles published a lengthy post on Instagram after it was confirmed he would play no further part in Qatar.

United’s number 27 said it was his “childhood dream” to play in a World Cup.

United teammates Fred, David de Gea and Bruno Fernandes have all reacted to the post.

Alongside a picture of him and Telles, Antony wrote on his Instagram story: “Strength my bro”.

In a tribute to both the injured Telles and Jesus, Brazil’s talisman Neymar wrote on his Instagram story: “Strength and faith!! We will always be together”.

Brazil face South Korea in the round of 16 tomorrow.

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