Man United loanee unhappy with situation at La Liga club

Manchester United have a couple of senior players out on loan as part of their attempt to rebuild the squad under Erik ten Hag, with Eric Bailly and Alex Telles among the stars to have departed temporarily over the summer.

The latter joined Sevilla on a season-long loan but without an option to buy, meaning he will return to Old Trafford at the end of this season.

Telles was often used by Julen Lopetegui but the Andalusian club’s poor form this season led to the former Real Madrid manager being sacked, with Jorge Sampaoli coming in as his replacement.

Telles has not lost his place under the new manager and has continued to regularly feature for Sevilla but speaking this week, he has admitted that he is still not happy with the situation at the club after a poor start to the season.

“A player doesn’t want to be like this and even more so in a club like Sevilla,” Telles told Estadio Deportivo, via Sport Witness.

“We know the history of the club and the importance of the competition, and we have to change this situation, we feel that, we train to change every day and we know that these moments happen in football. We have to focus on the fact that the moment is going to pass and we are going to enjoy it more and more.”

Sevilla currently sit 16th in the La Liga table and must beat Manchester United in the Champions League next week to avoid being relegated to the Europa League.

Should that happen, and Sevilla are drawn against United, Telles will be eligible to play against his parent club as UEFA have not adopted the same rules as the Premier League.

SN’s verdict…
It’s good to see Telles play regularly at Sevilla and that he’s maintaining his role for the Brazilian national team but in truth, it’s unlikely that he has any future at United.

Tyrell Malacia has been impressive since joining from Feyenoord over the summer and as a younger player, he will be viewed as a long-term option for that position.

Luke Shaw has also always been preferred over Telles at Old Trafford and it would take quite an effort from Telles to change that stance.

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