Reports emerged over the weekend claimed Telles had tested positive for Covid-19 a second time and would miss his country’s World Cup qualifier in Montevideo.
The 27-year-old had already tested positive – and subsequently recovered – from coronavirus at the start of the month, missing several games for United while he self-isolated.
United were monitoring the situation and have now been informed by the Brazil Football Confederation that Telles’ latest test returned negative and he is free to keep playing.
‘The defender already had the disease, was asymptomatic and with a non-transmissible condition of the virus, but he could not travel to Uruguay,’ the statement from Brazil explained.
‘On the last exam, however, Telles’ test came back negative and the defender was released for the game.’
The new diagnosis means the summer signing from Porto is also clear to play against West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday night.
That is a huge boost for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who lost Luke Shaw to injury last time out against Everton, though the extent of Telles’ involvement remains to be seen after such a long journey with the national team.
If Telles plays against Uruguay he will face off against United teammate Edison Cavani, who netted last time out against Colombia, with Brazil looking to maintain their 100% record in qualifying so far.