Fosu-Mensah joins Crystal Palace on loan
Manchester United defender Tim Fosu-Mensah will spend the 2017/18 season on loan at Crystal Palace, working under the management of fellow Dutchman Frank de Boer.
The 19-year-old is highly regarded at Old Trafford following his recent ascent into the first-team squad, having graduated from the Academy to make his senior debut under Louis van Gaal in February 2016 before establishing himself as a valuable player to Jose Mourinho in 2016/17.
The manager was happy to sanction a new long-term contract for Fosu-Mensah last October and praised his desire to improve, telling us:
“Tim is a young player with great potential. I am delighted at the progress he has made so far and it is clear to see that he is learning every day.”
In total so far, Tim has tallied 21 Reds appearances across all competitions and operated most commonly at right-back, but the talented Netherlands international has displayed his versatility by also performing admirably at centre-back and in central midfield.
After completing his loan move to Selhurst Park, Fosu-Mensah will be determined to enhance his education with the Eagles and will hope to feature in their top-flight opener against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
Palace manager De Boer was in charge of the AFC Ajax youth team between 2007 and 2010, when Fosu-Mensah was climbing the ranks of their Academy before his move to United in 2014.
We wish him well for the season ahead with Crystal Palace.