Timothy Fosu-Mensah has signed a new contract with Manchester United, the club’s official website has confirmed.
Fosu-Mensah joined Manchester United back in 2014, under the management of Louis van Gaal. He began his career in England at the academy level, representing the club’s u21s team.
The young Dutchman made his first team debut in February 2016, in a 3-2 win over Arsenal. He has since been in and around the first team, and has managed to make 12 appearances under both Van Gaal and Jose Mourinho.
Fosu-Mensah can play as a center-back, a full-back and also a defensive midfielder. The 18-year-old is not only versatile, but also very effective in each of the positions, and is therefore seen as one of the most brightest talents United currently possess.
The Red Devils have now tied their young starlet to a new long-term contract, which will last until June 2020, with the option to extend for a further year.
He expressed his excitement on signing a new contract with the Old Trafford club by stating:
“I am delighted to have signed a new contract here at Manchester United.
“I have enjoyed every minute since I joined this great club and I want to continue the progress that I feel I have made so far. I am learning every day from the manager and the coaching staff. I appreciate the trust that the club has in me and I want to repay that with my performances on the pitch.”
United boss José Mourinho also had his say on the new deal.
“Tim is young player with great potential,” Jose said. “I am pleased that he has signed a new contract and I am delighted at the progress he has made so far. It is clear to see that he is learning every day in training and there will be plenty of opportunities for him as the season continues.”