Alex Telles: Brazil confirm Manchester United defender tests negative for coronavirus

Reports from Brazil suggested Alex Telles had tested positive for coronavirus for a second time but he will now be available to play against Uruguay in World Cup qualifier on Tuesday; Defender has only played once for Manchester United since move from Porto

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Image: Alex Telles tested positive for coronavirus last month

Manchester United will assess Alex Telles' availability for their Premier League game against West Brom on his return from international duty with Brazil after he tested negative for coronavirus.

Earlier this week, reports from Brazil suggested Telles had tested positive for the virus for a second time over the weekend.

However, the Brazil Football Confederation has since confirmed the defender will now be available for Brazil in their World Cup qualifying match against Uruguay in Montevideo on Tuesday.

Edinson Cavani pictured alongside fellow new signing Alex Telles
Image: Brazil defender Telles could come up against Manchester United team-mate Edinson Cavani on Tuesday

"The defender already had the disease, was asymptomatic and with a non-transmissible condition of the virus, but he could not travel to Uruguay," an update from the Brazilian Football Confederation read.

"On the last exam, however, Telles' test came back negative and the defender was released for the game."

Telles first tested positive for coronavirus in October and has missed four United games as a result but the club are hopeful the 27-year-old will be available to play in Saturday's Premier League match against West Brom at Old Trafford.

He came on as a substitute for Brazil in their victory over Venezuela on Friday.

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Telles joined United from Porto on a four-year contract in October, but has not played under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since his debut against Paris Saint-Germain last month.

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