As is the case with several members of the squad, Telles is no stranger to silverware, having lifted eight trophies since moving to Europe with Galatasaray in 2014.

A first cup with United, though, is something that’s driving Alex and the Reds on, as we stand three games away from glory in Gdansk.

“All the trophies won are really important to the club and in the career of a footballer. Given the grandeur of United, I believe we’re practically obliged to win something every season.

“We know the history of this great club. We have this responsibility to take United to the highest level possible, it’s our main duty.

“It will be very important to win this trophy and it will really boost our confidence going into next season, but as I said we take things game by game to achieve our goals.”

You can read the full interview with Alex in United Review, the official matchday programme, which is on sale now.

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