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Report: Man Utd set to trigger defender’s £20,000 per-week contract extension

Manchester United are reportedly set to trigger the contract extension of Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

The defender’s current deal expires next summer, but it appears United want to avoid him avoiding on a free so will trigger the 12-month extension in his contract.

Fosu-Mensah sustained a serious knee injury during an unsuccessful loan spell at Fulham last season, and is currently working hard to get back to full fitness.

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According to The Sun, the 21-year-old currently earns around £20,000 per-week, and is happy to stay on those terms before being offered an improved deal at the end of the extension.

Fosu-Mensah has not played for United since 2017 and has been on two Premier League loan spells with Crystal Palace and Fulham.

Despite playing in his youth career in midfield, Fosu-Mensah has mostly operated at right-back or central defence during his senior career.

He originally broke to first-team prominence at United under Louis van Gaal and was very impressive at right-back. Many fans had expected big things from the Dutchman, but as of yet he has not built on his early potential.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a host of defensive options to select from, so it will be difficult for Fosu-Mensah to work his way back into first-team contention.

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