Just like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stated, Timothy Fosu-Mensah will be permitted to leave Manchester United this month.
As a 16-year-old, the Dutch defender entered United from Ajax’s academy in 2014.
Two years later, in February 2016, he made his first appearance as a substitute against Arsenal – a game that saw Marcus Rashford score twice on his Premier League debut.
Unlike Rashford, however, Fosu-Mensah was unable to break into the side on a regular basis, making only 29 additional appearances in the five years that followed.
According to Goal, Fosu-Mensah spent some time on loan at Crystal Palace and Fulham throughout that time, and now he will be permitted to leave Old Trafford on a long term basis should the right offer come in.
Solskjaer told reporters, “I’m not sure if Timo is going to stay or [if] he’s going to make a choice now.”
He didn’t play enough, so he was allowed to talk to the clubs, of course, with a view to leaving in January. When you have good players, talented players, and you can’t give them game time, it’s hard. He’s on the stage now, where he has to go and perform again.
It might be [at] the end of January, or it might be elsewhere he finds in the summer. But he works hard, Tim, and he’s ready to move to any club he feels ready for.
As Solskjaer continues to rebuild his team, Fosu-Mensah, whose deal expires at the end of the season, is likely to be one of a number of players allowed to leave Manchester United this month.
The Norwegian has already stated that either in January or when their contracts expire in the summer, Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo can leave.