Manchester United youngster Timothy Fosu-Mensah has already proved himself to be a better defender than some of Louis van Gaal’s big-money buys, according to Ian Wright.
Fosu-Mensah was given his debut by Van Gaal during the 3-2 win over Arsenal on February 28 when he replaced £16million signing Marcos Rojo at left-back. The Dutch teenager has since made five more appearances, with the defeat at Tottenham on Sunday coming on his second start for the Red Devils.
During his six appearances, Fosu-Mensah has played at left-back, right-back and centre-half. The 18-year-old has also played in midfield for United’s youth teams and Under-21s.
Fosu-Mensah lasted 68 minutes at right-back before injury meant he had to be replaced by Italy international Matteo Darmian. In Fosu-Mensah’s absence, United conceded three goals within the subsequent eight minutes.
Former Arsenal and England striker Wright has been impressed by what he has seen from Fosu-Mensah.
“He is strong. He is a top player. When he has come on at left-back and right-back, at 18, he is already better than Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian,” Wright told The Sun’s Goals app.