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Timothy Fosu-Mensah leaves Man Utd on loan

Timothy Fosu-Mensah has joined Premier League side Fulham on a season-long loan. The deal was United’s only transfer activity on deadline day, causing huge frustration amongst supporters who expected at least one new addition before the window shut.

The Dutchman impressed last season during his loan spell at Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace but is set for another year away from Old Trafford after failing to force himself into Jose Mourinho’s plans for the new season. Many Manchester United fans, including myself, would have loved to see Fosu-Mensah in a red shirt this season, having performed well in our pre-season tour of the US.

However, it now appears that Matteo Darmian will remain understudy at right-back to Antonio Valencia. Darmian is set to start against Leicester tomorrow in the captain’s absence.

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Fosu-Mensah had been reportedly on his way to Hertha Berlin in Germany, however, a deal did not materialise and the 20-year-old defender is happy with his deadline day move to Fulham.

“I have a good feeling about the club. It has a nice history, it’s a nice club. Fulham has a lot of good players, and it’s good for my development to be here. I spoke to the manager and he gave me a good feeling. I’m happy to be here and I want to keep progressing.” said Fosu Mensah.

The versatile defender will hope to play regular first-team football for the newly promoted side under manager Slaviša Jokanović, aiming to play himself into United’s plans for next season.

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