Things can change very quickly in football – just ask Manchester United fans.
The 6-1 home defeat to Tottenham before the international break felt like a new nadir for the Red Devils but they’ve responded in style with wins over Newcastle United and now Paris Saint-Germain.
Despite beating Newcastle 4-1 at the weekend, United weren’t given much of a chance against Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and co. at the Parc des Princes.
But Marcus Rashford’s dramatic late winner – less than two years after he scored a famous late goal against the same opponents at the same stadium in the same competition – sealed a memorable Champions League victory for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
Most of United’s players impressed on the night. Axel Tuanzebe and David de Gea, in particular, were excellent.
But debutant Alex Telles, who United signed from FC Porto in a deal worth £15.4 million earlier this month, also earned widespread praise from fans and pundits alike.
Telles, 27, played for 67 minutes at left wing-back before being substituted for Paul Pogba.
And fans have already fallen in love with the adventurous Brazilian full-back for two reasons: his crossing and corners.
A video of his individual highlights has emerged and it proves that his delivery was outstanding at times…
It’s easy to see why Telles provided 12 assists for Porto last season. The way he whips in those crosses and corners with pace and precision is impressive.
The South American also scored 13 goals for Porto during the 2019-20 campaign, so United fans can also expect to see their new signing testing opposition goalkeepers over the coming weeks and months.
Here’s some of the best reaction to Telles’s debut from fans on social media…
Solskjaer was similarly impressed, telling reporters: “You can see Alex [Telles], on his debut, what he’s going to give us. His delivery was great.”
While Telles himself was also pleased with his maiden appearance.
He posted on Instagram: “Great game and excellent attitude. We’re on the right way. I’m very excited about the debut and even happier with the victory.”
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