Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has welcomed "fighter and winner" Alex Telles to his Manchester United squad after Old Trafford officials finally got a deal for the left-back over the line.
Telles, 27, has signed a four-year deal at Old Trafford with an option for a fifth, and he is set to challenge both Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams for the first-team slot at left-back.
Formerly of Galatasaray and Inter Milan, the once-capped Brazil international scored 26 goals in 195 appearances in five seasons at Porto, and he joins a United side in need of defensive reinforcements following Sunday's 6-1 hammering by Tottenham Hotspur.
“First and foremost I welcome Alex to United," said Solskjaer.
"He is a player we have been tracking for some time and his performances over the past few years are exactly what we are looking for.
"He is a fighter and a winner and will add real determination and competition to the squad.
"Alex has the qualities, both as a player and as a person, that we want here at Manchester United.”
Telles himself says he was delighted with the move, adding that he can't wait to get started.
“To join a club with the prestige of Manchester United is a huge honour," he said.
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"You have to work hard to get to this moment in your career and now I am coming to this club, I can promise that I will give everything in my heart to be a success here.
“I won many trophies at FC Porto and I want to continue that at United. The manager has a clear plan and direction for this team and I can’t wait to pull on the famous shirt.”
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