Man Utd Treble winner Irwin hoping Telles starts against West Brom

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Manchester United Treble winner Denis Irwin hopes Alex Telles is available for the weekend clash with West Brom.

The Brazilian has played just one game for the Reds since joining from Porto at the end of the summer transfer window, but gave a promising glimpse of his skill set during United's 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain.

"It's an opportunity for him now, with the games coming up, to get his foot in there," explained Irwin. "And sometimes it's through lack of injuries that you manage to hold down the place of the left-back position.

“I mean, we haven't seen him too much [from him] defensively wise, but the Premier League is a tough league and he's a full-back, so he'll have to be good defensively. But we've already seen his qualities going forward in that game in the 70 or so minutes he played."

Irwin, who was known for a set-piece scoring, added: "There's no doubt that, on set-pieces, he's going to be a huge asset to us in that respect.

"Also, I'm not going to compare him to David Beckham! But it looks like he's got a fantastic left foot that can whip a ball in with pace, which our strikers would love to get in at the end of."