Man United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reverted once more to the back-three formation that has served him correctly beforehand.
It’s truthful to say Alex Telles’ switch to Manchester United has not gone to plan for the Brazilian.
When United signed him in a £13.5million deal from Porto, it was thought to be if he was being launched to usurp Luke Shaw from his spot throughout the side.
Shaw had been struggling for fixed kind for just a few seasons as a result of the hangover from Jose Mourinho’s darkish days in price continued. Followers have been crying out for a model new left-back to be launched in to hold a bit further top quality to the place, significantly going forward.
Telles appeared like an ideal candidate: expert, low price, and an precise menace with the ball. All through 195 video video games at Porto, he scored 26 goals and, way more impressively, grabbed 57 assists. Exactly the type of outlet on the left flank United was begging for.
Nonetheless, as a substitute for pushing Shaw out of the group he instead pushed him to boost drastically. The model new rivals for his place impressed Shaw significantly up his recreation, at every finish of the pitch, as he grabbed six assists – his highest for a single advertising marketing campaign – and continued to be dependable on the once more.
The 26-year-old’s occupation kind continued within the summertime for England as he cherished a beautiful Euro 2020 advertising marketing campaign, grabbing three assists and becoming solely the third Englishman to achieve in a major worldwide closing – the first since 1966.
So whereas points haven’t exactly gone to plan for Telles, it’s nonetheless been a worthwhile signing for United because of the affect it has had on Shaw’s diploma of efficiency.
However Telles won’t be pleased with that and might nonetheless be holding out hope of clawing his method into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans, after making merely two appearances to this point this season.