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The Dutch defender has fought for regular first-team football at Old Trafford
Timothy Fosu-Mensah will be able to leave Manchester United this month, confirmed manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Dutch defender joined United from the Ajax academy when he was 16 years old in 2014.
He made his debut two years later as a substitute against Arsenal in February 2016, a match in which Marcus Rashford scored twice in his Premier League debut.
However, unlike Rashford, Fosu-Mensah hasn’t been able to break into the team on a regular basis, making just 29 more appearances in the intervening five years.
During that time, Fosu-Mensah spent time on loan at Crystal Palace and Fulham, and will now be allowed to leave Old Trafford permanently should the right offer come through.
“I’m not sure if Timo is going to stay or [if] now he’s going to make a choice, ”Solskjaer told reporters.
“He hasn’t played enough, so of course he was allowed to talk to the clubs, with a view to leaving now in January. It’s difficult when you have good players, talented players and you can’t give them playing time. Now he’s in the league. stage where you need to go play again.
“Can be [at the] in late January, or it could be in summer that you find somewhere else. So he’s working hard, Tim, he’s ready to move into whatever club he feels ready for. “
Fosu-Mensah, whose contract expires at the end of the season, is likely to be one of the players who will be allowed to leave Manchester United this month as Solskjaer continues to rebuild his squad.
The Norwegian has already confirmed that Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo can leave, either in January or when their contracts expire in the summer.
Odion Ighalo is also likely to follow them through the exit door. The forward’s loan contract expires at the end of the month and will not be renewed.
The only arrival so far has been the arrival of teenage winger Amad Diallo, who put the finishing touches on his signing from Atalanta earlier this week.
The deal for the 18-year-old could cost the Red Devils up to £ 37 million ($ 50 million).