Alex Telles makes fighting promise to Manchester United fans

Manchester United left-back Alex Telles has promised to fight to become champions this season.

The Reds signed Telles from FC Porto last year, however, the Brazilian has not been able to become a regular and sits firmly behind Luke Shaw in the pecking order at Old Trafford. The Englishman was sidelined with injury for United’s win over Villarreal recently, which Telles played in.

Telles seized that opportunity in the Champions League with both hands when scoring that unbelievable equaliser from a volley. He has spoken to Inside United to praise the fans for the role they play while he also made a promise for the (hopefully not too distant) future.

“My passion for football, for the game, is really important to me on the pitch, doing my best during a game,” Telles said.

“We know how difficult games are and we feel the energy from our fans, this passion spills onto the pitch to help us when they celebrate a piece of play. I think it connects us to the fans and the stadium. It’s definitely an important factor to win games.

“I’ll fight until the end and always do my best so that United can be champions.”

That has to be the ultimate aim for every player at the club. To do all they can to help us take the Premier League back to Old Trafford, where it belongs.

It feels like we are some way off achieving that but the right steps are being made.

This season we have the best shot in years but it could quickly slip out of our hands.