Man Utd's Telles completes Sevilla loan move after falling down left-back pecking order at Old Trafford

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Manchester United's Alex Telles has completed a loan move to Sevilla after falling down the left-back pecking order at Old Trafford under new manager Erik ten Hag. The Brazilian played a backup role in defence behind Luke Shaw last term, and the summer arrival of Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord left him facing the prospect of even less playing time for the Red Devils in 2022-23.

Telles has decided to accept a temporary move to Sevilla in order to take in more regular minutes, following in the footsteps of United team-mate Anthony Martial - who played for the Andalusian club on loan between January and May.

What have Man Utd said about Telles' loan transfer to Sevilla?

United have released an official statement confirming the loan agreement for Telles while wishing him luck on his new challenge in La Liga.

"Manchester United defender and Brazil international Alex Telles has agreed to spend the 2022/23 season on loan with Sevilla in Spain," the statement reads.

"This move will enable Alex to play in a sixth country after starting his career with Juventude and Gremio in his native Brazil, before moving to Galatasaray in Turkey, Internazionale in Italy, Porto in Portugal and, of course, United in England.

"A popular and professional member of the squad, Telles leaves United with everybody’s best wishes for the campaign to come and Reds supporters will be following Sevilla’s results from afar."

Why have Man Utd let Telles leave?

Telles initially joined United from Porto in the summer of 2020, and he has since racked up 50 appearances for the club across all competitions, scoring once.

But the 29-year-old has been unable to hold down a regular spot in the starting XI, and Malacia's arrival has left him facing an uncertain future at Old Trafford.

Telles is still contracted to United until 2024 and could revive his career with the club if he impresses at Sevilla, but he is not in Ten Hag's current plans.

Who else has left United this summer?

Telles is the third player to depart United on loan so far this summer after Dean Henderson and Alvaro Fernandez.

The Red Devils also allowed several players to leave at the end of their contracts, including Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata.

More exits have been mooted as the likes of Eric Bailly and Phil Jones continue to be linked with transfers abroad, while star striker Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly pushing for a move so he can continue playing Champions League football.