Manchester United issue injury update for 21-year-old after ending loan spell prematurely

Fosu-Mensah returns back to Manchester United from Fulham due to injury

Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah has returned back to the club, ending his Fulham loan spell due to a knee injury, reports the Manchester Evening News.

The Netherlands international, 21, joined Fulham on loan before the start of the 2018/19 season. But he found opportunities tough to come by, especially under former Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri, who was sacked in March due to a run of poor results.

Fosu-Mensah managed just 12 appearances in the Premier League before sustaining a knee ligament damage in the 2-0 victory over Everton last weekend. The report claims the versatile defender has undergone successful surgery and has returned to the Carrington to start his rehabilitation.

The Dutchman’s injury brings to an end what has been a miserable season for him at Craven Cottage where he struggled to establish himself as a regular starter under any of the three managers.

The Fulham loan didn’t work out well for Fosu-Mensah

Fosu-Mensah, who rose through the ranks as a youth player at Old Trafford before graduating to the senior squad in 2016, has literally ruined a year in his career with Fulham.

When he joined the Cottagers, our fans were excited to see him get regular game time and thrive under an attacking manager like Slavisa Jokanovic. But things didn’t work out well and although our academy product had a couple of really good games under Jokanovic, he mightily failed to impress Ranieri.

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Now that the 21-year-old will start his rehab, it’s important Ole Gunnar Solskjaer considers using Fosu-Mensah next season. A versatile player who can play across the back four and in central midfield, the Dutchman has immense potential and I just hope he gets a look in next season at our club.