Manchester United’s new Brazilian left-back has the confidence many Red Devils fans will love and cause burning excitement.
As reported here on Futaa on Monday, the 27-year-old Alex Telles completed a €17 million four-year-deal from FC Porto where he won two Portuguese League titles.
So,as a unique player, what does Telles bring to United, especially his difference from other left-backs at Carington?
“I like to think of myself as a very intelligent player, a set-piece specialist and I’m always looking for opportunities to create passes to score goals,” the former Galatasaray and Inter defender told MUTV.
“I’m in the best moment of my life in terms of being a versatile player, and obviously coming to play in the Premier League and playing against the opponents I have done already, and playing in a league as strong as the Premier League. I hope to be able to bring my best to the club.
“I look at being a defender in a different way with my goals. I’m looking to create more openings wherever possible but during training I also pay particular attention to set-piece training. Apart from the key basics of being a defender, which is obviously about defending well, I want to have extra aspects to my game so I’m a versatile player.
“I have great beliefs in my defensive capabilities but also in my attacking ability. I’m in the best moment of my career and I believe I’ve grown a lot, and hopefully I can continue to do so.
“The presence of Bruno Fernandes at Old Trafford – another Portuguese speaker – should help Telles to settle into new surroundings, with advice from the Red Devils midfielder having already been sought.
“I believe I’m going to meet a marvellous group. I’ve spoken to Bruno Fernandes and he’s said how welcoming the boys are. I believe I will settle very well into the group,” Telles, who has one cap for Brazil, concluded.