Solskjaer confirms Man Utd youngster will leave the club for good

Date published: Saturday 9th January 2021 11:30 - Isaac Johnson

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has shown the door to a current squad member who has struggled for game time.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah has been told he is free to leave the club this month.

The 23-year-old started United’s Premier League opener to Crystal Palace but has only made two other first team appearances since then.

The Dutch defender, who arrived from Ajax in 2014, has only featured 30 times for the senior side.

Now, with his contract expiring this summer, the player has been told he can leave this month if an offer comes in.

“I’m not sure if Timo is going to stay or [if] he’s going to take an option now,” Solskjaer said, per the Metro.

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“He’s not played enough, so of course he’s been allowed to speak to clubs, with a view to leaving now in January.

“It’s difficult when you’ve got good players, talented players, and you can’t give them game time.

“He’s now at the stage where he needs to go and play again. It might be [at the] end of January, or it might be in the summer that he finds somewhere else.

“So he’s working hard, Tim, he’s ready for a move for any club that he feels ready for.”

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More set to exit Old Trafford

Meanwhile, Solskjaer has stated that two other players are free to leave United. Marcos Rojo and Sergio Romero have had little game time in recent years.

Both have been heavily linked with a return to native Argentina and Boca Juniors. Solskjaer commented further on the situation surrounding the pair.



“Both of them have contracts until the summer and they’re not going to be extended,” he continued.

“We’re looking for them to find clubs. Marcos has been given time to go home so he’s still in Argentina. Sergio has been back home as well to see his family but he’s back in England now.

“They are professionals, they are working hard. They are ready if they are called in for us. Of course, Marcos would have to travel and quarantine before [he plays for United again].”

Both are set to miss out on the squad takes on Watford in the FA Cup on Saturday.

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