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Alex Telles comments on ‘competition’ with Luke Shaw

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Alex Telles has only seen minimal game time for Manchester United. Not because of form but simply because of a certain teammate in Luke Shaw.

Alex Telles says the form of fellow left-back Luke Shaw is only firing him to do better for Manchester United.

After overcoming injury struggles, Luke Shaw has seen his game improve to a great amount for the Red Devils this season. A good testament to that is the fact that the England international has won successive Manchester United Player of the Month awards for February and March.

Luke Shaw also carried his brilliant form to international colors, where he performed well and capped it off with a brilliant assist for Harry Kane.

Shaw’s performances means Telles has only made seven Premier League appearances. Regardless of his situation, the Brazilian left-back says the form of his teammate is just what Manchester United need at the moment.

He said to the club’s website: “I’ve always said that, when you’ve got players of the highest quality in the team, then the thing that ends up benefiting is Manchester United; the team”

“Since I’ve arrived here, I’ve worked as hard as I can and I’ve done everything I can to show that I deserve to be here, and I think I’ve done that.”

“At the same time, I’m really happy for Luke Shaw, who has made great progress and has been playing really well. He trains really well and he’s done excellently in the matches as well.”

So far, Telles has not been in a wrong foot when called upon. With lots of fixtures coming thick and fast before the end of the season, there is a good chance he could still get ample game-time. At the moment though, the Brazilian is enjoying a healthy competition with Luke Shaw for the left-back spot.

“When you’ve got a situation like that, then the team can only benefit from” he added.

“And it’s Man United that wins from that [situation].”

“In terms of the two of us, we both motivate each other and push each other further forward and we help each other. That’s really, really important throughout the team, independent of the positions we play.”