Timothy Fosu-Mensah: I’ll play anywhere Jose Mourinho wants me to

by Tanveer Arayan


Timothy Fosu-Mensah believes Jose Mourinho has been given an unfair reputation for not giving youth players a chance and has committed himself to playing anywhere the Portuguese boss needs at Manchester United.

The 19-year-old made his United debut in a 3-2 win over Arsenal in February 2016, making eight Premier League appearances under Louis van Gaal.

He was limited to four Premier League appearances last season as he endured a range of different problems, however, the Dutchman has pointed towards the face that no United player made more overall appearances than Marcus Rashford‘s 53.

“Marcus played the most games last season so I think what they say about him is not true. He gives youth a chance,” Fosu-Mensah said.

“I think as a young player you have to grab the chance with both hands.”

“I like them all. If the manager wants me to play centre-back I will play there. If he wants me to play defensive midfield I will play there. If he needs to play right-back I will play there.

“I can play them all so it is not a problem.”

It showcases Mourinho’s willingness to give youth an opportunity, and as Fosu-Mensah has proven, featuring against LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, Manchester City and Real Madrid, if you work hard, you’ll be rewarded.

He has been primarily picked at right-back by Mourinho but understands his versatility is an asset Mourinho will be happy to have under his belt.

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