Timothy Fosu-Mensah: I still have plenty of learning to do at Manchester United

by Ben Topliss

Timothy Fosu-Mensah has insisted that he still has a lot of learning to do following his breakthrough season at Manchester United.

Fosu-Mensah was handed his debut by Louis van Gaal in the win over Arsenal in February and he has since gone from strength to strength.

The 18-year-old started at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final win over Everton last time out but he conceded a penalty, which David de Gea saved.

When asked about the semi-final, Fosu-Mensah said: “It was special. It’s a great stadium and great atmosphere. It was very special to play in this stadium.

“It’s been an exciting few weeks but I still have to learn a lot of things and that’s what I’m trying to do. Keep learning, keep improving and try to develop as a player and train hard every day.

“Chris [Smalling] and Daley [Blind] communicate so well with me. Everyone in the defence is great, of course David as well. He’s a top goalkeeper and he saved us again on Saturday. You can see the partnership between Daley and Chris and how they express themselves, they’re a great pair.

“I’m enjoying playing full-back but I’m happy to play anywhere the manager wants to put me. I just do my best and try my hardest.”

Fosu-Mensah was visibly shaken by the conceded penalty against Everton and it was no surprise to see him substituted shortly afterwards.

It was a disappointing episode for the youngster but he is the sort of character to learn from the experience. There is no doubt that Fosu-Mensah can cement his place in the first team in the coming years if he continues his upward trajectory.

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