Manchester United starlet Timothy Fosu-Mensah has returned to the club following the end of a mixed season-long loan spell with the Premier League rivals Crystal Palace, and Red Devils fans have been discussing the 20-year-old’s first-team chances next term.
The Netherlands international started the campaign in the side under previous Eagles boss Frank de Boer – playing as a centre-back in a three-man defence – but he struggled to make an impression with current manager Roy Hodgson in the remainder of the season.
The Dutchman found himself behind Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the pecking order over the course of the last couple of months, and he failed to make the matchday squad for their final five top flight fixtures – although that doesn’t seem to have deterred some of the Old Trafford faithful who reacted to a suggestive tweet from the 20-year-old earlier this week.
Man United supporters have taken to social media to give their thoughts on what the future holds for the versatile youngster, and while one said “watch Mourinho rot him on bench next season”, another said “he’s so perfect for RB, yet Jose doesn’t seem to rate him”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Perfect RWB option albeit being raw. But watch Mourinho rot him on bench next season.
— Old Trafford Imran (@imRants_a_Lot) May 15, 2018
Fosu Mensah would defo feature for me .!! Obviously not ever week but defo for me the lads a machine he could easy take Valencia’s place .!! He’s a full Dutch international now only a kid
— Stuart Kennedy (@KennedyStuart90) May 16, 2018
— Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd) May 15, 2018
I really do wonder what's going to happen with Fosu-Mensah. He's so perfect for RB yet José doesn't seem to rate him…
— Elliott (@ElliottUnited) May 15, 2018
Towards the end before Ward came back that debutant was ahead of him of the pecking order, fosu mensah is really overrated by our fan base, didn’t progress much since his debut
— . (@pogba__fc) May 15, 2018
I hope United give a chance to Fosu Mensah, Valência will be starting anyway, so this could be a natural transition, as Tony V can't play every game with the same intensity at 33!
— Davi Luz (@ddd_luz) May 15, 2018
Still no update on right back or right winger/forward. Hopefully might be left to fosu mensah? Again when I know anything I’ll let you know. Expecting a few bits of news from my source on Thursday
— Reddevils Exclusives (@Reddevilinsider) May 15, 2018
It would add another dimension to our game. Young & Valencia be good back ups though. I’ve big hopes for Fosu-Mensah though. Might not be a Natural FB, but he could be great if given a chance
— Paddy Mc (@PaddyMcElevey) May 15, 2018
Timothy Fosu Mensah and Antonio Valencia in RB for next season is a tricky one Tbf.May go horribly wrong . Left back and CM should be need of the hour of though.
— Debarun (@deb_majumder) May 15, 2018