Manchester United legend, Dennis Irwin, has backed Alex Telles to seize the opportunity and impress, when we take on West Brom in the Premier League this weekend.
The Brazilian is yet to make his debut for Man United in the Premier League after joining from FC Porto during the summer transfer window, and with Luke Shaw injured, Irwin believes he’ll understand what he needs to do.
The former left-back told United’s official website, “It’s an opportunity for him now, with the games coming up, to get his foot in there.
“And sometimes it’s through lack of injuries that you manage to hold down the place of the left-back position.
“I mean, we haven’t seen him too much [from him] defensively wise, but the Premier League is a tough league and he’s a full-back, so he’ll have to be good defensively. But we’ve already seen his qualities going forward in that game in the 70 or so minutes he played.
“There’s no doubt that, on set-pieces, he’s going to be a huge asset to us in that respect,” Irwin added.
“Also, I’m not going to compare him to David Beckham! But it looks like he’s got a fantastic left foot that can whip a ball in with pace, which our strikers would love to get in at the end of.”
Telles has been enmeshed in some controversy over his health status, after testing positive to coronavirus twice within a month, although he has since returned to Carrington, and should feature against the Baggies.