Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah has an uncertain future, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer undecided as to whether to trigger a one-year extension in his contract, according to Simon Mullock of the Mirror.
Manchester United Defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah has Uncertain Future
Time at United
Having joined Manchester United in 2014, from boyhood side Ajax of the Netherlands, Fosu-Mensah has not blossomed into a world-class defender like once seemed possible.
He has played for the Red Devils’ youth teams in a variety of positions, including centre-back and right-back, but has the ability to be able to play anywhere defensively. This is a desirable trait to have, making him similarly useful to former United player Daley Blind, who they could always call upon during an injury crisis.
For the 2017/18 campaign, Fosu-Mensah joined Crystal Palace on a season-long loan. The Dutchman made his debut just two days after joining and cemented a fairly solid position in their first team.
Returning a year later, United loaned him straight back out, this time to the newly-promoted team, Fulham. The Dutch international was less of a first-choice player there, with just 12 Premier League appearances, and returned at the loan spell’s conclusion.
The 22-year-old is not out on loan this season, but the decision has come to no avail, with little chance to impress in the first-team. Fosu-Mensah has not fully proven that he deserves a new contract, and Solskjaer has a decision to make.
Fosu-Mensah has an Uncertain Future
The Dutchman’s contract is set to run out in June.
Although the Coronavirus has meant that there is much uncertainty regarding all contracts expiring at the end of the season, and one proposal being to extend them until the campaign is concluded, this would only buy Solskjaer more time. He needs to decide whether to trigger a 12-month extension in his contract, a decision which