Sun 24 January 2021 | 12:36

‘I came here to play’ - Telles keen for more game time at Man Utd

The Brazilian has struggled for game time but is full of praise for his teammate Luke Shaw who is enjoying a good run of form.

Luke Shaw

has been an important player in

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

’s team this season and his good form has prevented

Alex Telles

from having a run in the team. The Brazilian has played only 45 minutes in the Red Devils’ last six Premier League games. Ahead of his team’s FA Cup match against


on Sunday, Telles was asked about his current situation in Manchester United’s squad.

“I'm very prepared to play,”

Telles told

the club’s official website.

“I came here to play. And both me and Luke really develop together, both in training and games. I've played and have put in some good performances as well.

“United benefit from this as well, United the club, because we win by having good players available. And if needed I'm here, ready, focused and prepared to play.

“And once again I repeat that I'm really happy for Luke Shaw, his great performances and contributions.”

Former Inter, Galatasaray, and Porto player Telles is preparing himself to enjoy facing Liverpool at Old Trafford as he is no stranger to passionate derbies. 

“I think I maybe started to understand how big the rivalry is when I came to Manchester United.

“These are two really big clubs, both with a massive history. I think all the games between the two sides from the beginning right up until now have been competitive, and I saw in the previous game how great the rivalry was and I'm sure we will be very prepared for this match.

“I've played in a lot of derbies. Porto v 


, Galatasaray v 


, the Milan derby and I think that the greatest, or the biggest rivalry, for me is Porto v Benfica.

“It's a game with a lot of history, it's a huge rivalry. Not just between the football clubs but also between the two cities. So for me I think it would be that one where the rivalry is the greatest.”


source: SportMob

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