Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms Alex Telles is BACK from injury and will be in Manchester United’s Carabao Cup squad on Wednesday – with teenage star Anthony Elanga also named
- Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named two more players in his matchday squad
- The Red Devils take on West Ham in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening
- He said Telles and Elanga would be involved, and that Jesse Lingard would start
- United dramatically beat the Hammers 2-1 in the Premier League on Sunday
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Alex Telles and Anthony Elanga will be in Manchester United’s Carabao Cup squad on Wednesday.
The Red Devils manager has already revealed Jesse Lingard will start against West Ham at Old Trafford.
And Solskjaer told the club’s website that Telles’ return from injury and Elanga’s impressive youth team performances means both have earned a place in the squad – but did not mention whether they would start or be on the bench.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stated Alex Telles (r) will be in Manchester United’s squad on Wednesday
The Red Devils boss also revealed Anthony Elanga (right) will be in the squad to face West Ham
He said: ‘Anthony was terrific in pre-season – his attitude, his enthusiasm, his directness. I love to see players like this.
‘He was disappointed not to travel down to West Ham (for Sunday’s Premier League game) but he scored for the Under-23s and now he’s ready. He’ll be involved in the squad.
‘Alex has worked well and will be in the squad as well. We lost nobody on Sunday so it’s the same squad or same pool of players to choose from.
‘We know it’s early on in the season and some players need minutes to get their proper fitness up so I will make a few changes.’
Solskjaer has already confirmed Jesse Lingard will start against his former club at Old Trafford
Brazilian left back Telles has had to play second fiddle to Luke Shaw since signing in October 2020, only making playing Premier League matches since then and 24 in total across all competitions.
The 28-year-old picked up an ankle injury in pre-season, so if he features against the Hammers it will be his first appearance on the pitch this campaign.
Promising teenage winger Elanga, meanwhile, impressed on his professional debut last season and was granted a start against Wolves on the final league game, scoring after just 13 minutes.
The Sweden Under-21 international, 19, will now potentially have another crack at the first-team after impressing for the club’s youth team, scoring a penalty in a 2-1 win against Brighton.