Alex Telles arrival last summer prompted Luke Shaw resurgence and leap from being lucky to making the team every week to being one of the world’s best left-backs.
A lot of that came down to trust and belief from the manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who took a much better approach to managing Shaw than previous Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.
In an exclusive interview with ManUtd.com, Alex Telles spoke about his desire to prove his worth at the club as well as the special support he has received from his family, throughout his life when it came to football and growing up in Brazil.
Telles explained living and breathing football from an early age and he credits his family for helping him reach the top.
“Ever since I was little, football has always been the most important thing in my life. We all have dreams, and I always dreamt of playing for great clubs in the biggest competitions,” Telles said.
“I received special support from my dad and my family, even today they’re alongside me, close to me. I’m someone who never gets complacent, I always want to achieve more, taking on more challenges increases my motivation to play football.
“I believe that if I’m here at Manchester United today, it’s down to my quality, effort, and sacrifices. I’m sure I’ll be very happy here and show my worth.”
The Brazilian left-back will provide cover at left-back this season, and many fans wanted to see United sign a right-back this summer so that we’d have the same depth on the opposite flank.
Maybe next summer.