Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah has agreed in principle to a new long-term deal with the club, according to the Daily Mail.
The report claims that the young defender has committed his future to the Old Trafford club after being assured that he has a place in Jose Mourinho’s plans.
Fosu-Mensah, who is just 18 years of age, was given a chance last season after many injuries affected Louis van Gaal’s defence and the Dutchman made the most of it by impressing in a lot of his outings.
The aggressive defender impressed in the majority of his outings that he featured in and if Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford were the young attacking players that impressed, Fosu-Mensah was the stand-out on the defensive side of things.
After first featuring in February when he came on for Marcos Rojo, Fosu-Mensah would go on and make 10 first-team appearances for van Gaal’s side that would finish in 5th place.
It appears that Fosu-Mensah has done enough to impress the usually indifferent Mourinho when it comes to young players, but it is surely a wise move to secure the services of the tough and aggressive young defender.
The versatility of Fosu-Mensah will be an asset as he is able to play centre and right back, along with defensive midfield and although he may not start many matches, he will be a bonus off the bench.