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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals why Manchester United signed Alex Telles in £15.4m transfer deal

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Manchester United completed a deadline-day deal for Alex Telles
Manchester United completed a deadline-day deal for Alex Telles (Picture: Man Utd)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed why Manchester United signed Brazil international Alex Telles from Porto.

Telles, 27, has signed a four-year contract at Old Trafford and joins the Premier League club for a fee of £15.4million.

The left-back boasted a superb record for Porto, scoring 26 goals and making more than 50 assists for the club.

Reacting to Manchester United’s deal for Telles, Solskjaer said: ‘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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Telles, meanwhile, says it is a ‘huge honour’ to join Manchester United after becoming the club’s second summer signing following Donny van de Beek.

‘To join a club with the prestige of Manchester United is a huge honour,’ Telles said.

‘You have to work hard to get to this moment in your career and now I am coming to this club, I can promise that I will give everything in my heart to be a success here.

I won many trophies at Porto and I want to continue that at United. The manager has a clear plan and direction for this team and I can’t wait to pull on the famous shirt.

Manchester United are also set to announce the signing of former PSG striker Edinson Cavani.

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