Manchester United have been handed a boost from Alex Telles after concerns in the Brazil camp.

The full-back, who arrived from Porto on transfer deadline day, tested positive for the disease last month before their Champions League clash against RB Leipzig.

It saw the 27-year-old also miss defeats to Arsenal and Istanbul Basaksehir as well as the 3-1 win over Everton.

But Globo Esporte reported that he would be tested again for the disease before a World Cup qualifier this week.

Brazil manager Tite has not told the full-back to leave the international squad, despite his positive test, due to being in the final stages of the disease that mean he cannot transmit anymore.

Man United have been handed a boost from Alex Telles in his latest Covid-19 test on Brazil duty
Man United have been handed a boost from Alex Telles in his latest Covid-19 test on Brazil duty

Their last game of the month comes against Uruguay on Tuesday in the capital city of Montevideo.

But the South American country would not let travellers into the country without a test – and had to be negative for him to travel.

And Reuters have now confirmed that test has come back with the desired result.

“After a negative result in his last test, Alex Telles will travel with the squad to Uruguay,” the CBF said in a statement.

The Brazilian, who has only made one United appearance this season because of the disease, needed to take a test for his side's World Cup qualifier against Uruguay
The Brazilian, who has only made one United appearance this season because of the disease, needed to take a test for his side's World Cup qualifier against Uruguay

Telles arrived at United to being Champions League experience and put pressure on Luke Shaw in the left-back position.

And the Brazilian is already having an influence, with former player Luke Chadwick saying: “Shaw’s obviously made a really good impact, setting up some goals.

“Competition is always a good thing. I think Telles played the one game against Paris and looked the part in a wing-back position, giving the manager the option to change his system a bit.

But he has tested negative, meaning Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have more options for United's clash against West Brom
But he has tested negative, meaning Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have more options for United's clash against West Brom

“But I think it’s brilliant for Shaw to have Telles breathing down his neck – the competition there should push both players to higher standards, and whoever gets into the team will want to hold onto their place.

“It’s up to Shaw to keep hold of the shirt, but if he keeps setting up goals it’s his to lose.

"It’s great to see him come back because he’s been criticised a lot throughout his time at United but he now seems to be playing with a little more consistency.”