- Alex Telles was expected to form a major part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team next season
- However, the Brazilian will have to wait a little longer after picking an ankle injury
- Telles made 24 appearances for United last season during a campaign where he played second fiddle to Luke Shaw
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been dealt a huge blow in his preparations for the 2021/22 Premier League season after Alex Telles suffering an ankle injury.
Telles was part of United's pre-season friendly meeting against Derby last weekend where they secured a 2-1 win over the Championship side.
However, SunSport now reports the left-back is set to miss his side's upcoming friendlies against Brentford and Preston North End.
Speaking on Telles' condition, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed the Brazilian is billed to be out of action for "a few weeks."
"Unfortunately, Alex slipped and he twisted his ankle so he'll be out for a few weeks," the Norwegian said.
"We're hoping that it's not going to be too bad but he'll be out for a little while," he added.
The development implies the defender will undoubtedly be out of action in the opening weeks of the 2021/22 Premier League season.
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While it was expected he would not play a huge role in the squad, his injury will present Solskjaer with a major concern as Luke Shaw will not be match-fit as well following his active participation in the Euro 2020 with England.
Telles, who moved to the EPL last summer was sparingly used last season, managing just 24 appearances across competitions as he played second fiddle to Shaw.
The Red Devils are scheduled to kick off their upcoming season with a home fixture against Leeds United at Old Trafford on Saturday, August 14.
And Jadon Sancho, who recently signed for the Manchester club, is expected to feature in the tie.
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Earlier, Briefly News reported Sancho was confirmed as United's new signing after he sealed a £73m move from Borussia Dortmund.
The winger has been a longer-term transfer target for United, with the EPL side coming close to landing his services last summer.
Reacting to the transfer, the England international thanked Dortmund for the support during his stay at the club, described the United transfer as a "dream come true."
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Source: Briefly News