Manchester United’s injury luck has been nothing short of horrific over the last month or so. Jose Mourinho’s team have had plenty of long-term casualties to cope with, including the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young all ruled out for the season.
Another player who picked up a serious looking problem was Timothy Fosu-Mensah, a talented Dutchman who has found his game time limited this season.
However, Jose Mourinho has given us some news regarding Fosu-Mensah ahead of our game against Southampton tomorrow night. The manager has confirmed that the 19-year-old is fighting hard to be involved in the squad for the Europa League final, and seriously, a lot of credit goes to him for working this hard and putting his body through the pain.
“Fosu-Mensah has a little chance to be ready [for the final],” Mourinho said, according to United’s official website. “But even this kid is trying everything because the others [who are out injured] are impossible.”
Obviously it’s highly unlikely that the young man was ever going to start, but honestly, can he really do any worse than both Phil Jones and Chris Smalling have played recently?
It will just be a nice option for the manager to have, as he’s extremely versatile and can fill in all across the back four, as well as being able to play in the holding midfield role if the opportunity arises.
Thankfully for him, it must just be a huge relief to be close to a return to training. This summer will be huge for him, and going on pre-season tour is where he may eventually get his chance to prove his worth to the manager.