Manchester United Target Alex Telles Fuels Speculation With Latest Instagram Activity

Alex Telles
Telles is on Manchester United's radar | Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Manchester United transfer target Alex Telles has fuelled rumours he is on his way to Old Trafford after liking an Instagram post from former United star Patrice Evra.

The 27-year-old Porto left back, who has agreed personal terms with the Red Devils, has reportedly become frustrated with his club's inability to agree a deal with United.

Solskjaer values the player at around £12m while Porto are holding out for a fee closer to £20m. With 10 days left in the transfer window, the Brazilian is keen not to miss the chance of playing at an elite Premier League club at the peak of his career.

Therefore, eagle-eyed United fans were intrigued to catch Telles liking Evra's Instragram post about his own days as left-back at Old Trafford.

In the post, Evra reminisced about an occasion where Sir Alex Ferguson criticised his decision to pass the ball backwards to Edwin van der Sar. After the Scot warned Evra that 'if you pass the ball back again, you're out!', the Frenchman recalled with hilarity how he ended up as man of the match in that game.

Manchester United are desperately seeking reinforcements for their squad - a task compounded by their failure to offload squad players such as Phil Jones and Jesse Lingard. Last season's promising run of form post-lockdown was formed on a settled starting lineup with little rotation. The defeat to Crystal Palace in their Premier League opener last weekend sparked alarm bells at Old Trafford, especially as the visiting Londoners fully deserved their victory.

So far, only Donny van de Beek has arrived at United this summer. The club have been frustrated in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho and the club have also been linked with Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti. Another Barcelona player, Ousmane Dembélé has been the subject of a proposed loan deal by United - although the Frenchman has no interest in a move to England.

United fans will be scouring social media for any sign their club will sign some players before next the transfer deadline on 5 October.