Defender To Return To Manchester United This Summer After Disappointing Spell

General view during training.

Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

Manchester United’s squad planning ahead of the next season might get tricky with the return of Alex Telles.

It’s no secret that the Red Devils have one of the biggest wage bills in Europe, and irrespective of who ends up owning the club, the recruitment team will have to sell well. As such, a number of senior players, including Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay, are expected to depart Old Trafford.

With Sevilla not planning to make any offer for Telles, United will have another player on their books who’s not viewed as a guaranteed starter.

The Brazilian left-back, who moved to La Liga on loan last summer, has not been at his best, failing to add anything of significance on the flank or in the centre.

The sacking of two managers in the space of a few months has only made matters worse. He joined Sevilla under Julen Lopetegui, who was replaced by Jorge Sampaoli in October. After the international break, Jose Luis Mendilibar will be at the helm.

Telles recently insisted he’s happy at Sevilla. However, as per Fabrizio Romano, the 30-year-old will return to United at the end of the term. As things stand, the Spanish side are not planning to make a bid to sign him on a permanent basis.

United will make a decision on his future in the summer. But before that, the defender may return to Manchester to face his parent club in the Europa League. The English outfit host Sevilla on April 13 for the first leg of the quarter-final.