Manchester United summer signing Alex Telles has tested positive for coronavirus for a second time.
Telles, 27, has already missed four games for the Red Devils after first testing positive for Covid-19 at the end of October.
Telles joined up with Brazil’s squad for the international break as he produced a negative result.
And the former Porto defender even came off the bench in his nation’s 1-0 win over Venezuela on Friday.
Yet Guilherme Arana has now been called up after the Brazilian Football Confederation confirmed Telles tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday.
The CBF claim that United star Telles is ‘no longer in a transmissive stage’ as the rest of Tite’s players will undergo a second test on Saturday.
But if the United left-back returns a second successive positive result today then he won’t be able to travel with Brazil for their game against Uruguay.
Telles would then be forced to return to United to undergo a second period of isolation which would be a huge blow to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Norwegian is already without Luke Shaw for at least a month due to a hamstring injury sustained in the 3-1 win over Everton.
And that could leave Solskjaer with just Brandon Williams as United’s only available left-back if Telles tests positive for coronavirus again today
United resume their Premier League campaign next Saturday at Old Trafford as they host struggling West Brom.
The club will then look to exact revenge on Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League following a shock 2-1 defeat in the reverse fixture.
Telles has managed just one appearance for United since his recent move due to testing positive for coronavirus the first time.