Manchester United fans may rest certain that friendships with Liverpool players will be put aside on Tuesday, according to Alex Telles.
United will play Liverpool at Anfield in Merseyside tomorrow. United’s poor form has persisted since returning from the international break, with just four points from three games against Leicester, Everton, and Norwich.
In comparison, Liverpool has performed admirably. Jurgen Klopp’s side is in a two-horse race for the Premier League crown with Manchester City, and they have plenty of confidence after beating City 3-2 in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday.
United will be anxious not to lose at Anfield, and Telles has been questioned about his possible involvement.
When the game begins, Telles told supporters that his friendships with Liverpool’s Brazilian contingent will be irrelevant.
“I’m ecstatic to be representing this team and doing everything I can to assist Manchester United,” he said “Telles spoke to United’s internal media.
“I’m sure it’ll be a tough derby match. We’ll be ready because we know how to win in derbies. I don’t believe that additional drive is required to play well away from home.
“We’re representing United, and we’re all focused and conscious of our responsibilities. We’re prepared for a difficult game, but we’re certain that we can win it. Friendships are maintained off the field. We battle for our team, our teammates, when we get onto the field.
“On the pitch, there’s no friendship until the final whistle blows, and then we’re good friends again.”
“But as soon as the game begins, friendship takes a back seat.”