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Alex Telles to Manchester United transfer explained by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained why the club have signed Alex Telles.

The Brazilian left-back has been confirmed as the club’s second summer signing, arriving from Porto on a four-year deal.

The 27-year-old also has the option of a further year in his contract and is the first of at least two deals expected to be completed on transfer deadline day, with Edinson Cavani also expected to be confirmed as a United player before Monday’s 11pm deadline.

With Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams already vying for the left-back spot, Solskjaer has opted to add further depth in that position with United shipping 11 goals in their first three Premier League matches of the season.

Williams was the subject of loan interest from Southampton but he will be staying at Old Trafford, with his versatility key to cover at full-back on the right or left side of defence.

Speaking to the club after confirming the signing of Telles, Solskjaer has explained the key reasons behind the transfer.

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He told Manutd.com : “First and foremost, I welcome Alex to United.

“He is a player we have been tracking for some time and his performances over the past few years are exactly what we are looking for. He is a fighter and a winner and will add real determination and competition to the squad.

“Alex has the qualities, both as a player and as a person, that we want here at Manchester United.”

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