Alex Telles came off the bench against Brighton to make his 400th career appearance as a professional footballer.
The Brazilian played further forward than usual — on the left wing — presumably to give Luke Shaw more support down that flank because United were holding on to a one-goal lead. After throwing such a lead away in the last three games, Ralf Rangnick wasn’t taking any chances.
Telles is a player who has significantly improved since Rangnick became interim manager. Not only is he getting more football, but he is proving to be a real asset to the team and the same could not be said about Telles a year ago.
The Brazil international made his first appearance since testing positive for COVID-19 and he took to Twitter to mark the milestone moment.
Telles tweeted: “Feeling very happy for the victory and for reaching the milestone of 400 official games in my career. Thanks to everyone who supported me from the beginning until today!”
Feeling very happy for the victory and for reaching the milestone of 400 official games in my career. Thanks to everyone who supported me from the beginning until today! @ManUtd @FCPorto @Inter_en @GalatasaraySK @Gremio @ECJuventude pic.twitter.com/ve6KHaCYS6
— Alex Telles (@AT13Oficial) February 16, 2022
Telles has played for a list of clubs throughout his career, including Manchester United, FC Porto, Inter Milan, Galatasaray, Gremio and Juventude.
This season he’s made 12 appearances (11 starts) and played a total of 989 minutes.