Alex Telles has missed Manchester United’s last two fixtures after testing positive for Covid-19, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed.
After an impressive debut against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last week, he was a surprise omission from the squad as United were held to a goalless draw against Chelsea at the weekend.
The full-back was also absent as Solskjaer’s side demolished RB Leipzig on Wednesday night and Solskjaer explained why.
He said: “Telles has tested positive for coronavirus, he’s been out for a few days. No symptoms, he’ll be fine, back soon.”
The defender becomes the second member of the first team to have tested positive after Paul Pogba missed international duty in September having contracted the virus.
The Frenchman was back in the starting XI for United’s win on Wednesday night as Solskjaer changed his system to a diamond in midfield.