Timothy Fosu-Mensah plans to fight for his place at Manchester United next season – report

Timothy Fosu-Mensah plans to fight for his place at Manchester United next season – report

Timothy Fosu-Mensah has no plans to leave Manchester United on a permanent basis this summer and will fight for a place in Jose Mourinho’s side, according to reports.

The youngster enjoyed a successful loan spell at Crystal Palace last season, during which he made 21 Premier League appearances and impressed with his tenacity at the back.

He has returned to Man United ahead of pre-season and was seen working hard back in the club’s kit as he prepares to impress Jose Mourinho during his pre-season tour.

And according to Sport Witness’ Naveen Ullal, Fosu-Mensah will reject any offers of a permanent deal from other clubs – with Valencia rumoured to be interested – and focus on proving himself to Mourinho, although he may opt for another loan move if he is unlikely to receive many minutes at Old Trafford next season.

Fosu-Mensah made the right call heading off on loan last season. He needed the game time – notably Premier League game time – and has come back to Old Trafford a better player, grander in stature, his technique more refined.

But to move away again would be a waste. United may well end this window with Diogo Dalot as their sole reinforcement at full-back – a truly laughable yet worryingly likely possibility – and all it would take is an injury to, say, Ashley Young, or even Chris Smalling at centre back, for the Dutchman to get a chance in the starting XI.

 

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