Manchester United have always had a habit of developing and harnessing young players and helping them progress their careers.
In Timothy Fosu-Mensah, the Red Devils had thought they’d found another gem when Louis van Gaal gave him regular minutes. However, under Jose Mourinho, the Dutchman struggled and was sent out on loan on more than one occasion.
This term, he headed to Fulham to earn some vital Premier League experience. The deal was supposed to see the talented defender stay at Craven Cottage for a full season, but that will seemingly no longer happen.
In an exclusive, Love Sport Radio are claiming that Fosu-Mensah has been sent back to United as his loan deal has been terminated in order to free up a squad spot.
The spot will then be used to sign centre-back Gary Cahill, who has fallen out of favour at Chelsea and is seemingly looking to get more regular playing time.
While it would have been nice for Fosu-Mensah to get his minutes at Fulham, he now has an opportunity to show what he can do under this new regime.
Perhaps Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will make use of Fosu-Mensah’s versatility, and who knows, if he’s back quick enough and eligible to play, it wouldn’t be the worst idea to start him against Reading in the FA Cup this weekend. Eric Bailly is suspended, Chris Smalling is injured, there’s certainly an opening there…