Manchester United defender Alex Telles will be available to face West Brom on Saturday, according to reports in Brazil.

Telles tested positive for COVID-19 last week, raising doubts over whether he would be eligible to face the Baggies at Old Trafford.

However, Brazilian website UOL reported on Tuesday that Telles was now available to play for Brazil against Uruguay on Tuesday.

Provided he comes through that match, he should be fit to play in the Premier League, with the 27-year-old likely to start given the absence of Luke Shaw.

Shaw picked up a hamstring issue against Everton and was ruled out for up to six weeks (via Manchester United).

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West Brom are looking for their first win of the season on Saturday, but face a United side that is yet to win at home in the Premier League this season (via WhoScored).

United are facing doubts over the fitness of Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood (via Daily Star), but the Baggies are expected to have Matheus Pereira available after he missed the match against Tottenham Hotspur (via Premier Injuries).

The presence of Telles does improve United, who would likely have had to start Brandon Williams in his absence, with the youngster yet to appear in the Premier League so far this season.

The Brazilian has made just one appearance for the club since his summer arrival, playing 90 minutes in their Champions League win against Paris Saint-Germain (via WhoScored).

Telles will likely be tasked with marking Pereira, who has played the bulk of this season on the right wing, despite excelling at number 10 last season.

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