It was feared that Jose Mourinho’s installation as Manchester United manager could have a big impact on Timothy Fosu-Mensah, and not for the right reasons.
One of the few positives that can be taken from Louis van Gaal’s inept time in charge was that he gave several youngsters a chance, including the Dutchman – and, of course, Marcus Rashford, the latest flying example of United’s youth policy.
Mourinho may not have given Fosu-Mensah game time on the pitch, but that doesn’t mean he’s out of his plans entirely. If there was no room for him at the club at all, he probably would have been sold in the summer as it wouldn’t have been difficult to find a buyer.
Instead, he’s still thought of as one for the future. In fact, sources close to United have told ESPN that the right-back has agreed terms on a new deal.
Antonio Valencia has been employed in his position this season, but with Matteo Darmian expected to be sold in January, the door has opened for Fosu-Mensah to continue his development at the club.