Manchester United loanee’s form will be a big concern for Solskjaer

Timothy Fosu-Mensah

When Timothy Fosu-Mensah joined Fulham on loan last summer, many Manchester United supporters believed Craven Cottage would be an ideal place for the Dutchman to flourish.

Yet as Fosu-Mensah’s loan spell in SW6 comes to an end, United fans will be disappointed by the loanee’s poor campaign.

Long-heralded as a potential star at Old Trafford, Fosu-Mensah’s stock has fallen dramatically following two underwhelming loan spells at Crystal Palace and Fulham.

While at Selhurst Park, Fosu-Mensah ended up relinquishing his starting spot in favour of the impressive Aaron Wan-Bissaka — who now appears a far more accomplished defender than the United man.

And at Fulham, the club with the worst defensive record in the Premier League, Fosu-Mensah has barely been able to break into the starting lineup, often selected behind the likes of Cyrus Christie and Denis Odoi.

Scott Parker’s tenure has brought new life for the right-back, however, after he was frozen out under Claudio Ranieri, but the signs do not look good for a player tipped for greatness at Manchester United.

Far from asserting himself as a consistent top flight starter, Timothy Fosu-Mensah has struggled whilst at lowly Fulham, leaving his Old Trafford future in doubt.

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Author: Max Cohen