Timothy Fosu-Mensah: Crystal Palace loan was a good decision

Timothy Fosu-Mensah: Crystal Palace loan was a good decision

Manchester United star Timothy Fosu-Mensah has claimed his loan move to Crystal Palace was a good decision and that he aims to reach the top of football as soon as possible.

Despite being just 20 years of age, his desire to excel is clear to see and he’s not willing to waste any time.

Fosu-Mensah broke through to the senior United squad under Louis van Gaal‘s management and even featured under Jose Mourinho.

The Dutchman though was loaned out this season to the Premier League side in order to hand him more game time with the arrival of Nemanja Matic or Victor Lindelof potentially damaging his growth.

His time with the Eagles proved to be successful though and he now has the opportunity to win a place in the Red Devils starting XI next season.

According to Football Oranje, Timothy said to FunX: “I do not want to hear that I am young and that my time is still coming, I want to reach the top as quickly as possible, that’s me.

“The top is World Cup, European Championship, Champions League final, which is the top for me, winning prizes.

“I was close to the Dutch national team when I was at United, but I did not play anymore. From August 2017 to May 2018 I was leased to Crystal Palace, I think that was a good choice. I can also play for Oranje.”

It’s obviously great to see such ambition and determination in a youngster but with Mourinho investing in Fred and Diogo Dalot already, it could mean trouble for Timothy.

The versatile player is capable of playing in the centre-back, full-back, defensive midfield and central midfield positions but all those spots seem well stocked so far.

Whether Jose has any plans to move any players on to make way for Fosu-Mensah is yet to be seen but he certainly should be in contention.

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