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Man United updated after Telles’ second coronavirus scare

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Red Devils’ summer signing had tested positive for the virus for a second time over the weekend but has been given the all-clear now.

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Alex Telles is clear to feature against Uruguay on Tuesday after testing negative for coronavirus, Brazil Football Confederation has confirmed.

Reports emerged in Brazil earlier this week that the full-back had returned yet another positive test for the virus, having previously been diagnosed and recovered from the illness at the start of the month.

The 27-year-old undertook a period of self-isolation and could only play once for Manchester United after joining the club in a €15 million transfer from FC Porto over the summer.

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It was also claimed that he would miss his nation’s World Cup qualifier in Montevideo and several games for Man United after the international break.

However, United were handed a boost when it was confirmed that on Tuesday that Telles has tested negative.

“The defender already had the disease, was asymptomatic and with a non-transmissible condition of the virus, but he could not travel to Uruguay,” an update on Brazilian Football Confederation’s website read.

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“On the last exam, however, Telles’ test came back negative and the defender was released for the game.”

Telles’ availability for the Premier League match against West Brom will come as a huge relief for Man United with left-back Luke Shaw sidelined due to a hamstring injury.