The Red Devils are currently overstocked in the positions Fosu-Mensah would normally be considered to play in and so he was sent out on loan to another Premier League club to learn his trade.
Fans were a little disappointed to see him leave but the situation was understandable and after impressing while away from home, some are eager to see him return to Old Trafford.
The versatile man insists that he’s had a good time at Palace despite the change of managers and has continued to put in encouraging displays that’ll surely catch Mourinho’s eye.
According to the official Crystal Palace website, Timothy said: “I have enjoyed my time here and it’s a great opportunity to play in the Premier League and has been a good experience for me.
“The pressure is the same, regardless of the team you play in, because the teams you face are tough to play against and the aim is to win points and games which is never an easy task.
“For me it is good to be involved in this level of the game and it makes me stronger as a player and can only be to my advantage.”
Timothy Fosu-Mensah is capable of playing at right-back, centre-back, defensive midfield and central midfield but initial thoughts at Manchester United was that the club already has plenty of players for each department.
Any seasoned midfielder would struggle to get into a midfield pairing of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic let alone a youngster, especially with Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini all waiting on the fringes for match time.
In the centre of defence Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo, Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof are all fighting each other for two spots in the starting XI so it’s obvious that Timothy’s loan was the correct move to make.