Timothy Fosu-Mensah would have been disappointed not to feature in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw against Leicester City last time out and he will be hoping to return to the side for the clash against Norwich City this weekend.
Fosu-Mensah has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign at Man United, putting in several excellent performances in recent months.
However, the Dutchman conceded a penalty in the FA Cup semi-final against Everton last month and, although David de Gea saved it, it seems to have dented Fosu-Mensah’s chances of starting. Louis van Gaal has options now that Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian are back in the fold but Fosu-Mensah has a case to be included in the starting XI against Norwich:
Fosu-Mensah is an excellent talent and there is no doubt that he will be a top player one day.
But with an FA Cup final and a top four finish in the Premier League at stake for United, van Gaal may decide to go with the ‘safe’ option rather than looking to youth.
In the long-term, Fosu-Mensah has a bright future ahead of him at Old Trafford.