Timothy Fosu-Mensah Could Solve Solskjaer’s Midfield Crisis

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Manchester United are a gallery of crises at the present moment. The once illustrious outfit has seen a clear fall from grace and the December fixtures heralded both highs and lows.

However, one of the standout problems that has plagued them all campaign has now persisted with a renewed woe.

United have several injuries to worry about and now the December period has ensured that the better part of their midfield is all but removed.

Scott McTominay is expected to be out for a long period of time, which is a massive loss considering that the youngster has often been at the heart of the few things that appeared to be going well for the club.

Further still, Paul Pogba’s return to regular football also appears to be in some doubt as the Frenchman is yet to make back to back starts since being united months ago.

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As of such, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to take desperate measures to ensure that a capable midfield enters the pitch in the weeks to come.
Speaking to the press, the Norwegian reveals just how they can go about doing that despite the injuries, stating: “Tim, obviously when he comes back, he’s capable of playing in midfield.”

Solskjaer is referring here to Timothy Fosu-Mensah who has been amongst those youth talent who happen to be forgotten due to a variety of circumstances.

However, the lack of players in the heart of the side’s team will mean that the Dutch youngster maha receive a second chance to shine in the weeks to come.

Solskjaer also revealed that Nemanja Matic won’t be sold in January, despite the plethora of reports stating otherwise, adding: “Nemanja will stay. He’s been working hard to get back in and now he’s here and he’s playing well.”

Desperate times call for desperate measures.