Manchester United Football Club have always been keen to promote youth and give their up-and-coming talents their first-team opportunity.
A few years ago, Timothy Fosu-Mensah was amongst those who were seen as the next big thing. Then, Jose Mourinho happened and a pair of loan moves would follow.
However, United are seemingly keen to protect their asset. The defender has just six months left on his current deal, though according to The Sun, United are set to trigger the 21-year-old’s contract extension clause in the ‘coming weeks’.
Right now, Fosu-Mensah earns £20,000-a-week. United are seemingly looking to protect their asset, though the article does state that the Reds are looking to thrash out a longer-term deal in the future.
The Sun also states that Fosu-Mensah wants a wage increase, which seems laughable to me given the fact that he hasn’t played for the Reds since 2017 due to the aforementioned loans and various injuries…
First and foremost for Fosu-Mensah, it should be about getting himself fit and fully healthy. Ligament knee injuries aren’t to be messed with, he should be allowed to get back to 100% before taking to the football field.
With that said, he’ll still get his chance under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season. The Europa League seems his best bet, while both the Carabao Cup and FA Cup are viable options.
I still believe there’s a real player in there. He just needs to get the confidence flowing again and nail down one position as opposed to chopping and changing…