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Manchester United defender Alex Telles could miss start of the season with ankle injury

Manchester United defender Alex Telles could miss the start of the new season after the Portuguese full-back suffers an ankle injury during the club’s pre-season training camp 

  • Full-back Alex Telles could miss the start of the season due to an ankle injury
  • The defender slipped and twisted his ankle in training for Manchester United
  • Luke Shaw suffered a rib injury at the Euros for England against Germany
  • The left-back hopes to be fit for United’s opening game against Leeds 

Manchester United defender Alex Telles could miss the start of the season after suffering an ankle injury.

The Brazilian left-back sustained the problem during the club’s training camp in Surrey this week and has returned home, missing Saturday’s friendly with QPR.

Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who signed a new contract, said on the club’s official website: ‘Unfortunately, Alex slipped and he twisted his ankle so he’ll be out for a few weeks.

Alex Telles could be set to miss the start of the season after suffering an ankle injury

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed Telles (right) slipped and twisted his ankle in training

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed Telles (right) slipped and twisted his ankle in training

‘We’re hoping that it’s not going to be too bad but he’ll be out for a little while.’

Telles looks set to miss next week’s friendlies against Brentford and Preston, with another warm-up match against Everton on August 7.

It gives United a problem at the left-back position with Luke Shaw not yet back in training after his exploits with England at Euro 2020.

Shaw and his Manchester United teammates who were included in England’s squad are expected to return to training in the next week or two.

It was previously reported the left-back suffered a rib injury during the Euros and is hopeful of being fit when they kick off their Premier League campaign against Leeds on August 14.  

United hope to have Luke Shaw ready and fit for the start of the new Premier League season

United hope to have Luke Shaw ready and fit for the start of the new Premier League season

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