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Man Utd star set to miss crucial Arsenal clash after club confirm fresh blow

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Alex Telles is set to miss Manchester United’s clash with Arsenal on Sunday after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed the left-back has tested positive for COVID-19.

Telles has been eased into action by Solskjaer since completing a move to Old Trafford from Porto on transfer deadline day earlier this month as he’s yet to make a Premier League appearance for the club.

The Brazilian put-in an excellent display on his full debut during United’s impressive 2-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League group stage opener in France last week.

The 27-year-old was expected to have done enough to keep his place against Chelsea last Sunday but Telles was surprisingly omitted from the squad with Luke Shaw starting during the 0-0 draw at Old Trafford.

Telles was also left out of the squad for Man Utd’s stunning 5-0 Champions League victory over RB Leipzig on Wednesday night sparking speculating that he may have suffered an injury set-back.

However, Solskjaer has revealed that Telles has in fact tested positive for COVID-19 and although he has no symptoms, the full-back will still need to quarantine himself to prevent the spread of the virus.

Speaking after the win over Leipzig on Wednesday night, Solskjaer told ManUtd.com:

“He’s [Telles] been out now for a little while. He’s tested positive for the coronavirus. But he has no symptoms; he’s fine and we can’t wait to get him back.”

Telles is now set to miss Sunday’s visit of Arsenal to Old Trafford which will be a blow for Manchester United as they look to transfer their Champions League form to the Premier League.

United took control of Group H after thrashing Leipzig – who currently sit top of the Bundesliga table – 5-0 last night thanks largely to a second half hat-trick from substitute Marcus Rashford.

However, the Red Devils sit 15th in the Premier League table after collecting just 7 points from their opening 5 games so Solskjaer will want to get back to winning ways domestically with victory over Arsenal this weekend.

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