Manchester United Football Club have been struggling defensively recently. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping to address that in the summer but he’ll have to utilise what he has from now until the season’s end.
Perhaps an unforgotten man at United is Timothy Fosu-Mensah. The Dutchman had been spending this season on loan at Fulham, but today, the Red Devils released a statement confirming the versatile defender had returned to the Theatre of Dreams after suffering injury.
The 21-year-old has injured his knee ligaments and he’s already had surgery on the affected area. It goes without saying that his loan at Fulham has been cancelled and now he will undergo his rehabilitation at United.
Under Louis van Gaal, Fosu-Mensah showed real promise as a potential first-teamer. Under Jose Mourinho he never really got a chance to shine at United and was shipped off to both Crystal Palace and Fulham on loan. This season, he even struggled to break into the Fulham team at times which is concerning.
That doesn’t take away from the fact that he is brilliantly talented and I was hoping that this summer he’d get the opportunity to prove his worth to Solskjaer. Unfortunately, that probably won’t happen now because these ligament injuries can keep you sidelined for half a year in some cases. We’ll just have to wait, see how serious it is and then play it from there…