Alex Telles has vowed to improve his Manchester United performances and earn more game-time in his second season at the club.
The Brazilian has reflected on his debut campaign at Old Trafford, when he made 23 appearances in all — though he only started eight league games due to the sensational form of Luke Shaw.
Telles completed a move to United from Porto worth an initial £13.6million plus add-ons last October, and the transfer seemed to inspire fellow left-back Shaw into producing more consistent form to keep Telles out of the team.
The 28-year-old is now eager to prove himself a regular United starter, admitting he’s come a long way in the past season.
“Yes, I believe I’ve made the most of this season,” he told the club’s in-house media. “I’ve learnt a great deal, I learnt a lot of things, I’ve developed as a player and a person as well.
“I’m really happy with my first season at United and I’m sure that next season will be even better.”
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Telles also thanked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the faith the manager has put in him, adding: “I think I always took the opportunity to do my best whenever I was on the pitch. I had good games, with the adaptation process the first season isn’t easy, but I believe that when Ole gave me the opportunity and placed his trust in me and put me on the pitch, I did my best.
“I’m sure that I’ll continue doing even better to spend more time on the pitch and get a lot more minutes.”
He then picked out his debut game for United, the sensational 2-1 Champions League win at Paris Saint-Germain, as his best performance for the club so far.
Telles added: “I think my best moment this season was definitely my debut against Paris in France. We won 2-1 in my first game.
“Another important game for me was against West Ham in London where I got my first assist for Mason. They were the two important moments for me this season.”