Fosu-Mensah replaced the injured Marcos Rojo during the second half at Old Trafford and performed admirably.
Despite his inexperience and the fact that he isn’t a natural left-back, Fosu-Mensah didn’t look at all out of place as Marcus Rashford scored twice to secure a memorable win for Man United. Supporters lavished praise on the youngster following the clash:
Those Utd kids deserve enormous credit. Magnificent performance, Rashford is a brilliant story, Fosu-Mensah was terrific, superb 3 points.
— Pilib De Brún (Phil Brown) (@Malachians) February 28, 2016
— kwahu Obo Aduananii (@iccyberger) February 28, 2016
It'll probably go unnoticed, but I thought Fosu-Mensah looked very confident and comfortable when he came on!
— Keith (@keefyw) February 28, 2016
Timothy Fosu-Mensah @timboo95 was superb wnen he came on. From his first game for the U18 I've been saying he will play for the first team
— man united (@manutdreserves) February 28, 2016
Fosu-Mensah was excellent. His composure & reading of the game was superb. A definite future 1st team regular. #mufc
— Deshane (@Desh_P) February 28, 2016
Along with Fosu-Mensah, James Weir also made his debut for United, coming on as a late substitute.
In what has been a season of lows for United, it has been excellent to see such a high number of talented youngsters make their way into the first team.
Of course, Louis van Gaal’s hand has been forced somewhat following a slew of injuries, but he deserves credit for placing his faith in young players. The future is a bright one at Old Trafford.