Solskjaer says Telles has qualities as "player and person" to fit in at Man Utd

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has earmarked new signing Alex Telles as a "fighter and a winner" who will improve the team.

United have now confirmed the signing of the Brazilian left-back from Porto for a fee of around £17m, putting pen to paper on a four-year deal with an option of a further year.

"First and foremost, I welcome Alex to United," Solskjaer told the club's official website. "He is a player we have been tracking for some time and his performances over the past few years are exactly what we are looking for.

"He is a fighter and a winner and will add real determination and competition to the squad.

"Alex has the qualities, both as a player and as a person, that we want here at Manchester United."

Meanwhile, Telles spoke about his desire to continue winning trophies now he has joined United and paid tribute to Solskjaer for having "a clear plan and direction for this team".

He said: "To join a club with the prestige of Manchester United is a huge honour.

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"You have to work hard to get to this moment in your career and now I am coming to this club, I can promise that I will give everything in my heart to be a success here.

"I won many trophies at FC Porto and I want to continue that at United. The manager has a clear plan and direction for this team and I can’t wait to pull on the famous shirt."

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The 27-year-old Brazil international is United's second major signing, after the addition of £40m midfielder Donny van de Beek from Ajax.

Telles' arrival will put pressure on current first-choice left-back Luke Shaw, who came under fire for his display in the humiliating 6-1 loss to Tottenham, and Telles will be in contention to make his debut when United take on Newcastle in their next Premier League fixture.

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