View Full Version : Timothy Fosu-Mensah

10-10-2014, 10:30 PM

Birthdate: 02 Jan 1998
Birthplace: Amsterdam
Position: Defender
Joined United: 02 Sep 2014
United debut: 28 Feb 2016 v Arsenal (H).


A powerful and versatile defender with plenty of speed and athleticism to accompany natural ability on the ball.

The centre-back caught United's attention during the AEGON Future Cup when representing Ajax and completed a move during the summer transfer window of 2014.

A Netherlands Under-16 international, the youngster will be expected to progress within the Reds' Academy and will look to force his way into Paul McGuinness' Under-18 squad.


10-10-2014, 10:34 PM

02/09/2014 - ManUtd.com, Adam Marshll
United agree Fosu-Mensah deal

Manchester United agreed a deal to sign Timothy Fosu-Mensah from Ajax ahead of the transfer deadline.

The 16-year-old is a powerful defender who caught the eye at the AEGON Future Cup and is highly regarded in his homeland.

Fosu-Mensah still requires an International Transfer Certificate to be processed in order to make his debut for Paul McGuinness' Academy squad, but his versatility and ability mark him out as an excellent addition for the Reds.


troy andreas
11-10-2014, 10:02 AM
United coach McGuinness awaits Mensah's debut
Report by Adam Marshall


Paul McGuinness is looking forward to Timothy Fosu-Mensah making his debut for Manchester United's Academy.

The Dutch teenager was signed from Ajax before the September transfer deadline and is awaiting international clearance in order to pull on a red shirt for the first time. He is currently away with the Netherlands Under-17 squad for the European qualifiers against Finland, Malta and Serbia.

"A lot of clubs have got foreign imports from all over the place [in their academies] and while we would like to get one or two more imports ourselves, we have started with the signing of Timothy from Ajax," McGuinness told ManUtd.com.

"We would like more recruits but, while we haven't got them, the advantage is we do have a very tight-knit group who have been here a long time, some since the age of seven or eight. The team spirit is fantastic.

"Timothy is still waiting for international clearance but he looks a really mature and talented player. He covers the ground well and I think he can make a big impact at our level. He can play in a number of positions - centre-back, midfield or full-back, so I think he's another good, adaptable and highly-talented player."


Btw ada lagi rekannya di Ajax yang sementara di scouting punya darah Indonesia, Minahasa. Ezra Walian. :D


rio vander vidic
14-10-2014, 09:06 PM
Sangkain adiknya deny wellbeck...
Soalnya ada nama mensahnya juga..

Covernya kayaknya sangar..
Btw, ini orangnya tinggi gak sih Oom troy? Kalo iya, berarti calon2 penerus para bek angker united yg tinggi dan sangar..hehe..
kaya Stam dan vida..hehe..

Good luck timothy..hehe..

troy andreas
15-10-2014, 05:01 PM
Sangkain adiknya deny wellbeck...
Soalnya ada nama mensahnya juga..

Covernya kayaknya sangar..
Btw, ini orangnya tinggi gak sih Oom troy? Kalo iya, berarti calon2 penerus para bek angker united yg tinggi dan sangar..hehe..
kaya Stam dan vida..hehe..

Good luck timothy..hehe..

Justru Timothy Fuso-Mensah itu yang punya adik di Ajax academy yang posisi aslinya CB. Bahas sedikit bersumber dari berbagai forum diEropa sana: Tim sendiri kaya Blackett dari wing-back dijadikan CB. Bedanya Tim kuat kaki kiri- kanan gak kaya Blackett yang cuma andalkan kaki kiri serta Tim lebih sering overlap. Soal tinggi badan, dia lebih tinggi dari anak usia 15-17 tahun pada umumnya di Eropa. Perawakan kaya Pogba juga, tinggi langsing. Ini ada cuplikan videonya:


06-08-2015, 11:23 PM
Kayaknya nih anak mending jd gelandang aja deh drpda bek tengah meskipun psisi awalnya disana. Gw ngerasa liat mukanya Alaba + skill Paul Pogba euy. Umur 17 udah step up ke U21. Keep on, tim!


29-02-2016, 01:45 AM
Angkat lagi ya threadnya, post 1 dah diupdate ya opa, tadi malem debut soalnya :peace:
Pemain bagus ini :-bd

A powerful and versatile defender with plenty of speed and athleticism to accompany natural ability on the ball.

Fosu-Mensah was initially a centre-back, representing Ajax, when he caught United's attention during the AEGON Future Cup and completed a move during the summer transfer window of 2014 before being forced to wait for international clearance (http://www.manutd.com/en/News-And-Features/Football-News/2014/Oct/paul-mcguinness-eagerly-awaits-timothy-fosu-mensah-debut.aspx).

After making his Under-18 debut in a 2-0 defeat at Everton in November, he went on to make 18 starts in his first season at the club and managed to get on the bench for the Under-21s. The Netherlands Under-17 captain took some time to settle in to the culture of the club (http://www.manutd.com/en/Players-And-Staff/The-Academy/Academy-News/2015/Mar/paul-mcguinness-discusses-timothy-fosu-mensah.aspx) but certainly emerged as an influential performer, producing high-class displays in some of the biggest fixtures.

"Tim made an impact," declared former coach Paul McGuinness. "He's a lad who was very good in the FA Youth Cup games. He played in midfield and at the back and, as a new addition, settling into the club takes time. Obviously, he's shown some really good qualities. He has very good acceleration over the ground to win the ball and then break forward. He has shown some outstanding work."

Although nominally a central defender, he was often pushed into midfield to help sharpen other areas of his game and looked comfortable as part of a three-man defence during the end-of-term play-offs. There are high hopes for Fosu-Mensah and he was pushed into the Under-21 squad last summer, with Warren Joyce's group lacking defenders at the moment, despite being eligible for another year at Academy level.

Indeed, he spent the pre-season campaign with the older age group and scored a fine goal in a 1-1 draw at Stockport County after being pushed into an attacking midfield role for the second half.

Back in August 2015, Joyce told ManUtd.com: "He [Fosu-Mensah] is a footballer. If you’re looking for footballers, you’ve got to look at what their real strengths are. He played at the back for us and, in the first game against Salford, he was arguably at fault with their three goals. He could stay there as he’s played there and in holding midfield for his country, the Netherlands, but you have to look at his strengths and what else he can offer the team. We’ve got to hone his strengths as well so he ultimately he can be selected for the first team."

Certainly, the teenager's versatility knew no bounds as he operated in a no.10 role but was then switched to other positions and continued to showcase his attributes. Shuffled around defensive and midfield positions with ease, it was arguably at full-back where he produced his most outstanding performances, a couple of which screamed first-team quality. One display at right-back, in a 6-1 thumping of Leicester City, was surely his best individual contribution.

A maiden goal, assisted by Memphis Depay, in the 7-0 demolition of Norwich City's Under-21s at Old Trafford, came from the opposite flank in front of Louis van Gaal and it is obvious he can offer cover in a variety of roles as he continues to develop his enormous potential.

rio vander vidic
29-02-2016, 06:31 AM
Lumayan nih mensah kmren mainnya..ternyata bisa main di berbagai posisi yaaa..
Mantep deh..mudah2an terus dpt kesempatan..!! Fight

29-02-2016, 07:22 AM
Hoo orang Belanda, pantesan Blind ikutan ngebriefing pas mau masuk

29-02-2016, 12:33 PM
Timothy Fosu-Mensah becomes the 31st player to be used by Louis van Gaal this season, so who is Manchester United's latest academy graduate?

* Manchester United beat Arsenal 3-2 at Old Trafford on Sunday
* Timothy Fosu-Mensah became the 31st player to be used this season
* Defensive midfielder replaced the injured Marcos Rojo in the 55th minute
* Sportsmail gives the lowdown on Louis van Gaal's 7th debutant this term

Louis van Gaal's reign at Manchester United can be criticised on many fronts, but giving youth a chance certainly isn't one of them.

Marcus Rashford's incredible foray into the first team set up will have inspired many across the country and none more so than his newest team-mate, Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

The Dutch youngster, so unknown he doesn't even have a Wikipedia page, became the 31st player to be used by Van Gaal this season in the 3-2 victory over Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Replacing Marcos Rojo in the 55th minute, the defensive midfielder impressed, So who is the new boy and could he be the next academy graduate to make a name for himself at Old Trafford?

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He became the 31st player and 7th debutant to be used by manager Louis van Gaal this season

He began his career as a centre-back in the Ajax academy, quickly attracting attention from a number of top European clubs.

The Red Devils didn't hang around, quickly snapping up their man in 2014.

Now 18, the defender has since progressed into an imposing central midfielder, becoming one of the most promising players in United's junior set-up.

His versatility will be of most interest to the club's higher ups, having demonstrated he can play central defence, full back, midfield and even been deployed as a no.10.

Fosu-Mensah's physical strength and intelligence on the ball was evident against Arsenal and is something that has seen him thrive under the tutelage of Warren Joyce in the Under-21s.

Describing the Dutchman, the U21s boss said: 'He is a footballer... We've got to hone his strengths as well so he ultimately he can be selected for the first team.'

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Fosu-Mensah in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal

Highlights so far have been a first goal for the club, assisted by Memphis Depay, in a 7-0 win over Norwich City’s Under-21s and a brilliant display in a 6-1 thrashing of Leicester.

Former academy coach Paul McGuiness was also full of praise for the midfielder, telling the club's website that He has very good acceleration over the ground to win the ball and then break forward. He has shown some outstanding work.'

Fosu-Mensah will be hoping his involvement at Old Trafford, characterised by his obvious pace and power, is a sign of things to come

United fans will be hoping he can follow in the footsteps of fellow Dutch Devils Edwin van der Sar, Jaap Stam and Ruud van Nistelrooy.


29-02-2016, 02:52 PM
Menurutku dia nggak begitu cocok jadi LB. Entah di reserve dan U-18 apa dia pernah main diposisi itu hanya saja klo lihat dari pertandingan kemarin dia tampak nggak optimal disana. Saat menerima passing dia lebih banyak balik kanan passing ke belakang. Mungkin karena efek dia bukan kidal jadi nggak nyaman main di LB.

Hal positif yang ada sih dia bener2 punya fisik yang bagus. Mungkin dia bisa jadi box to box midfielder yang tanggung. Kuat pas bertahan tapi cukup bagus buat ikut menyerang. Masih 18 tahun juga. Layak ditunggu perkembangannya.

29-02-2016, 03:17 PM
Semoga ini anak bisa segarang pogba nantinya.
Versatile juga ya ternyata. :D

29-02-2016, 05:47 PM
Menurutku dia nggak begitu cocok jadi LB. Entah di reserve dan U-18 apa dia pernah main diposisi itu hanya saja klo lihat dari pertandingan kemarin dia tampak nggak optimal disana. Saat menerima passing dia lebih banyak balik kanan passing ke belakang. Mungkin karena efek dia bukan kidal jadi nggak nyaman main di LB.

Hal positif yang ada sih dia bener2 punya fisik yang bagus. Mungkin dia bisa jadi box to box midfielder yang tanggung. Kuat pas bertahan tapi cukup bagus buat ikut menyerang. Masih 18 tahun juga. Layak ditunggu perkembangannya.

kalo diliat emang kemaren doi gak ngecover daerah LB, tapi lebih ngebantu pada saat possession di tengah karena herrera uda gak bisa agresif karena kartu kuning dan schneiderlin bantuin def.

tapi doi emang holding yang cakep nih. di pressure kemaren biasa aja gak panik

Andi Istiabudi
02-03-2016, 03:25 AM
Diambil dari akun Instagramnya Marcus Rashford usai laga lawan Arsenal kemarin :D


02-03-2016, 12:50 PM
Manchester United starlet Timothy Fosu-Mensah determined to seize opportunity after delight at debut against Arsenal

* Man United beat title-chasing Arsenal 3-2 in Premier League on Sunday
* The 18-year-old Timothy Fosu-Mensah made his debut
* Dutchman was the 14th handed first outing by Louis van Gaal this season
* Fosu-Mensah admitted he was a little 'overwhelmed' by the experience

Timothy Fosu-Mensah is determined to kick on after becoming the latest Manchester United youngster thrown in at the deep end.

This has been a topsy-turvy season at Old Trafford, where mounting injury problems have led Louis van Gaal to call upon on the club's academy products.

Fosu-Mensah and James Weir swelled the number of players handed a United debut this season to remarkable 14, with the pair coming off the bench to help secure a 3-2 win against Arsenal on Sunday.

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The 18-year-old replaced Marcos Rojo at Old Trafford, becoming the latest to be handed a debut

It was an occasion to savour and one which has whetted Fosu-Mensah's appetite, with the versatile 18-year-old defender looking to build on his maiden appearance.

'I'm very happy - I just feel overwhelmed at the moment,' he told the club's official website. 'It was a big day for me but I have to keep working hard.

'It was really surreal. The players around me really helped but the most important thing is that the team played well and we did - we worked hard together.

'Arsenal are a big team, so we're delighted to win. It was a great performance.'

Fosu-Mensah and Weir were amongst five United debutants over the last week alone, with Joe Riley's appearance in the FA Cup defeat of Shrewsbury followed by Regan Poole and Marcus Rashford featuring against Midtjylland.

It is no doubt who has made the biggest impact, though, with 18-year-old Rashford scoring an important Europa League brace and then another double to down Arsenal.

'I'm so happy for him,' Fosu-Mensah said of Rashford.

'He's a very good friend of mine and it makes me happy every time he scores. Everyone works really hard at this club.

'It's great that young players are getting a chance - everyone knows the opportunities are there, so we're all working hard to take them.'


02-03-2016, 09:03 PM
Fosu-Mensah earns praise from van Gaal

Tim Fosu-Mensah's versatility has impressed Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.

The youngster, who only turned 18 at the start of this year, came off the bench to make his senior debut in the Barclays Premier League win over Arsenal as a second-half replacement for Marcos Rojo.

A centre-back in his Ajax days, Fosu-Mensah has appeared in a variety of positions for Warren Joyce's Under-21 side and operated in both full-back slots recently.

"I think I have already tried him as a right full-back in the second team," van Gaal told MUTV (http://www.manutd.com/mutv). "Through the circumstances, I have to do that because he is very fast and very fast with the ball.

"He can dribble, he can cross, but he can also play in the centre-half position or in midfield. He's a multi-functional player. But it is not easy to play in the first team when you are so young because the play is so quick, especially against Arsenal, because they are also moving the ball quickly. So it was a good debut for him."

Sunday represented a first appearance in the senior matchday squad for the teenager, and he did not feature in the Under-21s' win against Middlesbrough (http://www.manutd.com/en/Players-And-Staff/Reserves/Reserves-News/2016/Feb/u21s-match-report-middlesbrough-v-manchester-united.aspx) on Monday ahead of Wednesday's first-team encounter with Watford at Old Trafford.


04-03-2016, 12:02 AM
Dapat credit dari van Gaal atas performanya lawan Watford.


Van Gaal: Fosu-Mensah saved us

Louis van Gaal reserved special praise for young defender Tim Fosu-Mensah following Manchester United's victory over Watford on Wednesday night.

The defender made his first start for the club after coming off the bench against Arsenal at the weekend to make his debut. Van Gaal opted to field the teenager alongside compatriot Daley Blind at the heart of the defence with Marcos Rojo at left-back.

Fosu-Mensah did not look out of place and, despite picking up a first-half booking, helped keep the visitors at bay with a series of vital last-ditch challenges.

The 18-year-old dealt admirably with the direct approach of Watford's much-respected strike pairing of Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo through the middle, as United recorded a first clean sheet in the league for a month.

With Fosu-Mensah handed his chance due to Michael Carrick being rested, van Gaal singled out his contribution in his post-match press conference.
"Timothy has saved us three times, I think, because of his speed," explained the manager.

"So I was very pleased that he was on the pitch. He wanted to be changed early in the second half [because he picked up a knock] but I let him stay on because he always closed the door for us.

"I think the youngsters have given us a lot of spirit and now, when you see the dressing room full of joy with all the players laughing, it’s beautiful to see."


23-03-2016, 12:06 PM

Timothy Fosu-Mensah wants Louis van Gaal to stay at Manchester United due to Dutch manager's faith in club's young players

Louis van Gaal has given 14 academy players debuts during his reign
However, Van Gaal is likely to leave Old Trafford after two years in charge
Timothy Fosu-Mensah thinks Van Gaal's faith in youngsters is 'special'
Reports in Spain say that Jose Mourinho has agreed a deal with the club
Manchester United will pay Mourinho £5million if they don't take up option

Manchester United youngster Timothy Fosu-Mensah has backed ‘special’ manager Louis van Gaal to stay beyond the end of the season after giving the kids a chance.

Van Gaal is expected to leave Old Trafford this summer after two ordinary years in charge, with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho his likely replacement.

But Fosu-Mensah, 18, has given an indication of a swell of support from United’s young players for a manager who has handed debuts to 14 academy starlets.

Jesse Lingard, Tyler Blackett, Saidy Janko, Reece James, Andreas Pereira, Paddy McNair, Tom Thorpe, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Donald Love, Joe Riley, Marcus Rashford, Regan Poole, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and James Weir

Mourinho, conversely, was criticised for his youth record at Stamford Bridge after the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek struggled to break through earlier this season before the manager was sacked.

‘They find this very special in England,’ Fosu-Mensah told Dutch paper De Telegraaf of Van Gaal’s faith in youngsters.

‘At the top clubs, the young boys do not quickly get a chance but Van Gaal has proved the contrary. He keeps his eye always on young boys and it is definitely important to me.

‘Van Gaal is really a man with personality. I still think it's great that I was able to make my debut under him. Do I hope he stays? Of course.’

Versatile Dutch star Fosu-Mensah was a late substitute in United’s 1-0 win at local rivals Manchester City on Sunday in what was his fourth senior appearance.

Van Gaal’s promotion of youth has been one of the highlights of an up-and-down season which leaves United sixth in the Barclays Premier League, but just a point behind fourth-placed City.

The pre-contract was reported not to be a final agreement, but to effectively reserve Mourinho for United if they wished to take up the option - with a £5million compensation clause for the out-of-work boss if the club turned their back.

Fosu-Mensah was signed from Ajax in 2014 and has been a regular in United’s youth sides before making the step up to first-team action.


Andi Istiabudi
28-03-2016, 05:02 PM


Tim Fosu-Mensah has thanked his Manchester United colleagues for helping him make a smooth start to life in the first team.

The 18-year-old was thrust into the spotlight when coming off the bench during the entertaining 3-2 win against Arsenal due to an injury to Marcos Rojo. The Netherlands Under-19 international also appeared as a substitute in the derby victory over Manchester City to register his fourth appearance for Louis van Gaal's side.

After receiving positive feedback for his contribution, the versatile defender was clearly delighted to handle the big occasion against the Gunners with such maturity.

"I was overwhelmed, very overwhelmed when I came on," he told ManUtd.com in an exclusive interview. "When I was sat on the bench, I was more nervous than when I had to play football itself for the first time. Thankfully, the players around me helped me very much. Michael Carrick, Daley Blind and Guillermo Varela really helped me to play well and do what I had to do.

"After the game, Carrick came up to me plus Memphis and Blind. The manager also came to me and congratulated me. Ryan Giggs as well. Everyone told me I’d done well and it was very pleasing for me."

A few days later, Fosu-Mensah was handed his full debut and played the whole 90 minutes at centre-half against Watford in a 1-0 victory.

"It was my first start but I think, as I’ve said, the players around me helped me out," he added. "For a young boy of 18 to be put in the team for such a big game shows confidence from the manager in me. So I wanted to pay that back with a good performance.

"Obviously, I will keep working hard. As a young player, you have to do that and keep listening to all the advice from the manager and coaches, especially if you want to play more games. And when the chance comes, you have to play well and make the most of it. I’m happy but, as I’ve said, I think I have to keep my head down and keeping working on my game."


31-03-2016, 02:39 PM
Manchester United defender Fosu-Mensah reveals how teammates helped him vs Arsenal

Timothy Fosu-Mensah had a Man Utd debut to remember and was grateful for the support from three teammates.

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Fosu-Mensah impressed at left-back against Arsenal

Timothy Fosu-Mensah has revealed three of his teammates helped him cope with nerves on his Manchester United debut against Arsenal last month.

The 18-year-old Dutchman was a second-half substitute for Marcos Rojo and slotted in at left-back as a depleted United defence attempted to hold on to their lead.

Captain Michael Carrick , starting at centre-back, Daley Blind and Guillermo Varela joined Fosu-Mensah in the makeshift back four but their support for the teenager was invaluable as United won 3-2.

"I was overwhelmed, very overwhelmed when I came on," Fosu-Mensah told the United website.

"When I was sat on the bench, I was more nervous than when I had to play football itself for the first time.

"Thankfully, the players around me helped me very much. Michael Carrick, Daley Blind and Guillermo Varela really helped me to play well and do what I had to do.

"After the game, Carrick came up to me plus Memphis and Blind. The manager also came to me and congratulated me. Ryan Giggs as well. Everyone told me I’d done well and it was very pleasing for me."

Fosu-Mensah impressed again when he made his full debut against Watford three days later, where his teammates' help aided his performance.

"It was my first start but I think, as I’ve said, the players around me helped me out," he added.

"For a young boy of 18 to be put in the team for such a big game shows confidence from the manager in me. So I wanted to pay that back with a good performance."


07-04-2016, 09:35 PM
Lihat video analisanya disini (http://www.manutd.com/en/News-And-Features/Features/2016/Apr/Big-match-debrief-quinton-fortune-praises-tim-fosu-mensah-manchester-united-everton.aspx)

Fortune analyses Fosu-Mensah display

Tim Fosu-Mensah’s influential display in Manchester United's 1-0 win against Everton was a key talking point on MUTV’s (http://www.manutd.com/mutv) Big Match Debrief programme this week.

Former Reds winger Quinton Fortune joined presenter Mark Sullivan in the studio and was full of praise for the Dutchman, who replaced Marcos Rojo at half-time to make his fifth first-team appearance this season.

The 18-year-old started the second half at right-back but finished it at centre-back and made key contributions at both ends of the pitch, charging forward to cross for Anthony Martial’s winner (http://www.manutd.com/en/News-And-Features/Features/2016/Apr/Video-Manchester-United-1000th-home-Premier-League-goal-Anthony-Martial-Everton.aspx) before making a vital late clearance from Seamus Coleman’s cross to preserve United’s lead.

Fortune said: "The clearance is obviously brilliant but what I like here is he's always looking where his man is. Some defenders tend to just focus on the ball but Tim has that awareness.

"He had a great impact after he came on and him being positive led to the goal. But he's done well in every game he's played for us. I'd like to see him get a starting position but that's up to the manager."

Louis van Gaal was also impressed by Fosu-Mensah’s performance, saying after the game: "He did fantastically. I saw there was some space on the right side and I told Timothy he had to take advantage of that.

"When the player does that, it’s a bit of luck for the manager, so every credit is for Timothy and not for the manager."


08-04-2016, 02:20 PM
Timothy Fosu-Mensah tipped to become Manchester United’s very own David Alaba

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Manchester United youngster Timothy Fosu-Mensah could be the Red Devils’ equivalent of Bayern Munich star David Alaba, according to Squawka Dave.

The 18-year-old Dutchman came off the bench at half-time in place of Marcos Rojo and played a key role in helping United secure a 1-0 win by providing an inch-perfect pass for Anthony Martial’s goal in the second-half.

Fosu-Mensah, a former Ajax academy prospect, featured at right-back during his 45-minute outing at Old Trafford at the weekend and while Squawka Dave believes he can flourish in a number of positions, he thinks he could establish himself initially at right-back.

Speaking on his Full Time Review show Full Time Devils, Squawka Dave said: “Fosu-Mensah is a player that can play a number of positions, but I feel right-back could be how he can get into the Manchester United team and hold on to a starting shirt.

“We’ve seen this season our right-backs have been poor going forward. It’s been very narrow which means everything has gone down one side and it is easy to defend against but Timmy showed for the goal that he’s got that composure to get into the penalty area, play a ball across goal and create the only goal of the game.”

The Netherlands Under-19 international has featured in a number of positions for United’s Under-21 side, including in either full-back position, at centre-back or in central midfield.

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Fosu-Mensah’s assist for Martial’s match-winner at the weekend.

His ability to fulfil a number of different roles effectively could be extremely useful to the Red Devils in the future and Squawka Dave likened his versatility to that of Bayern’s Alaba, who has excelled all over the pitch for the Bavarian side this term.

“He can definitely be a solid starter for United in years to come, right-back is a place where he is going to be playing until he hits a certain age, get that experience in the first-team at right back,” he said.

“Look at someone like David Alaba, a player that can play in central midfield, attacking midfield, at left back, that’s what I can see Fosu-Mensah being, a very fluid player.”

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Only Xabi Alonso has completed more passes in the Bundesliga than David Alaba this term.

Fosu-Mensah, who joined United from Ajax in 2014, has impressed in his four first-team appearances for the club so far and will be looking to cement his place in the side from now until the end of the season.


13-04-2016, 02:20 PM
Manchester United’s Timothy Fosu-Mensah: A Swiss Army Knife of Untapped Potential

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Who’d have thought it, huh? Hundreds of millions of pounds spent over the course of four transfer windows under Louis van Gaal, and yet on Sunday afternoon, the glue holding Manchester United’s defence together was 18-year-old Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

For 68 minutes he was brilliant, keeping the two-headed monster of Danny Rose and Christian Eriksen at bay despite playing out of position at right-back. He man-marked the Dane to some extent and followed him centrally to ensure he couldn’t dictate play, then would zip back across to right-back and put in a precise challenge to stop anyone using the space he’d left.

It was, by all accounts, absolutely astonishing. To see someone making their first start and fulfilling such a complex tactical role with aplomb, against two of this season’s best players and this season’s second-best team, was so surprising, it ensured Fosu-Mensah’s brilliance was the major talking point from a game Manchester United lost 3-0 at White Hart Lane.

Over the last few weeks, be it via cameo or half-time introduction, Fosu-Mensah has played in both full-back positions for the Red Devils—but not in his natural position of centre-back. He was also moved to defensive midfield for the Under-18s this season likely because of his threat shuttling forward with the ball.

This essentially makes him a Swiss army knife of untapped potential; given his natural comfort at the senior level no matter the position, he represents mouldable clay in an astute manager’s hands.

Regular watchers of United’s youth team will have been aware of Fosu-Mensah’s potential for some time. Since signing from Ajax in 2014, he’s earned rave reviews whilst under Nicky Butt’s tutelage. He, Andreas Pereira and James Wilson were seen as the trio of starlets who could really make a splash should they be given a chance.

Fortunes have differed for all three, with Louis van Gaal seemingly extremely unwilling to trust Wilson, who was loaned to Brighton despite United clearly being striker-needy at the time, or Pereira, who makes the bench for most games but rarely gets a kick. It’s arguable Fosu-Mensah wouldn’t have been trusted either had it not been for yet another crippling slew of injuries, but he was given his chance, and boy did he take it.

“He did his job very well but he is injured and he has to go out, and that’s a pity for the team,” Van Gaal told The Manchester Evening News after the game. He tempered his praise of the Dutchman in part to try not to throw Matteo Darmian into the bear pit—the Italian replaced Fosu-Mensah on 68 minutes, and six minutes later United were three down courtesy of three goals from his flank—but the performance was enough for him to become the talk of the town.

Fosu-Mensah has the physical traits to succeed in the Premier League, no doubt, but on Sunday what impressed the most was his tactical acumen. Eriksen tried to drag him around to create space for Rose to attack Juan Mata on the flank but he didn’t manage it. Everywhere he went Fosu-Mensah was there to stifle him, and even if he did drag him across, the Dutchman would re-materialise on the flank seconds later to stymie the danger.

That Rose barely got into any good crossing positions in the 68 minutes Fosu-Mensah was there is testament to an incredible performance. There’s only one other player who has managed to fully prevent Rose from playing well this season, and that was West Ham’s Michail Antonio while playing as a wing-back.

It’s important to slam on the breaks when projecting Fosu-Mensah’s career and ability as this single glowing showing will have many fans prematurely starry eyed, but it’s impossible to deny that there have been few early performances like it. Earmarked as a future hero from the moment he arrived from Ajax in 2014, the Dutchman has taken one large formative step to making hopes a reality.


15-04-2016, 09:05 AM
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One of Manchester United's feted young players feels it was the older heads who provided the platform for Wednesday's Emirates FA Cup win at West Ham United.

Tim Fosu-Mensah produced another accomplished display, performing in both full-back roles over the course of the 90 minutes, as the Reds triumphed 2-1 in the last-ever cup tie at Upton Park. The 18-year-old was a doubt beforehand after being forced off the pitch in Sunday's defeat to Tottenham Hotspur but he showed no ill effects with another fine example of his huge potential.

His fellow teenager Marcus Rashford made the back-page headlines with a stunning strike to open the scoring, while Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard also caused problems for the home defence. Yet Fosu-Mensah was quick to praise goalkeeper David De Gea and the calming influence of three senior outfield players, particularly during a nerve-wracking finale when James Tomkins pulled a goal back for the Hammers and Cheikhou Kouyate had an effort disallowed.

Fosu-Mensah told ManUtd.com: "I think players like Michael Carrick, Daley Blind and Chris Smalling kept the team together in order to win this match. It was very important because they give confidence to everyone on the pitch.

"David is one of the best goalkeepers in the world, maybe the best. It’s very good to have a goalkeeper like that in your team. He can save you points or save you in the cup. I saw Kouyate score and thought ‘No, no’ but then I saw the linesman’s flag so I was relieved it was offside."

He added: "It was a very big game and a great win. I’m happy we won this game and that we can go to Wembley for the semi-finals. It’s very special because it was a huge occasion. I’ve not really faced an atmosphere like that but I’m getting used to it more and more. It’s great for my development to obtain such experience."

United's medical team were also commended by the young Dutch defender, who was arguably the Reds' best player in the previous match at Tottenham before he had to leave the field with head physiotherapist Neil Hough.

"I think the physios did a very good job to get me fit and I played 90 minutes so I’m happy," said Fosu-Mensah. "I went from right-back to left-back and I do my best in every position and just do what I can for the team."

Fosu-Mensah will naturally hope to be involved when United meet Everton at Wembley in the semi-final on 23 April but Aston Villa’s visit to Old Trafford in the Barclays Premier League is the next match on the club’s agenda.

"The semi-final will be very special,” he added. “It’s a very big match and a nice stadium so I’m looking forward to it. But we have another game on Saturday and we just have to do what we always do – try to win the game. It’s important we focus on Aston Villa now."

15-04-2016, 02:20 PM
Martin Keown reacts to Timothy Fosu-Mensah’s Man Utd displays

Martin Keown discusses Timothy Fosu-Mensah's recent performances for Manchester United

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Martin Keown has admitted that he has been impressed by what he has seen from Timothy Fosu-Mensah’s performances for Manchester United in recent weeks.

The 18-year-old defender has earned plenty of new admirers for his assured displays since being drafted into the Red Devils first team by Louis van Gaal in recent weeks.

Fosu-Mensah impressed again as Manchester United beat West Ham 2-1 on Wednesday night to book their place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

The teenager has made six Premier League appearances for United so far this season and looks to have a bright future ahead of him at Old Trafford.

And former Arsenal defender Keown has been thoroughly impressed by what he has seen from the Dutchman in recent weeks.

Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, Keown said: “You cast your mind back to when you made your debut and those early games. From the group I was in at Arsenal, David Rocastle was doing especially well – but I was thinking, ‘he’s not doing that to me in training’.

“Fosu-Mensah will be looking at Marcus Rashford and thinking the same – that he is just as good. There becomes an in-house competition to prove everyone is as good as the other.

“And when you get that confidence in the group, you get it on matchday. Fosu-Mensah was a man possessed last night. He started slowly after picking up a knock at Tottenham but in the second half he was immense.

“It gives you a warm glow whenever you see a youngster come through – no matter at what club.”

Fosu-Mensah will be hoping to feature when United host Aston Villa in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Saturday.


15-04-2016, 02:39 PM
Timothy Fosu-Mensah's Performance Hints at a Bright Manchester United Future

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For two games in succession in England's capital, London, Manchester United's Timothy Fosu-Mensah has been a standout performer for the Red Devils.

On Sunday, it was not until he had gone off the pitch with an injury that Tottenham Hotspur grabbed their glut of goals. On Wednesday night at the Boleyn Ground against West Ham United, Marcus Rashford justifiably grabbed the headlines, but Fosu-Mensah's performance in the 2-1 victory was once again impressive.

While it is too soon to be getting carried away—there are likely plenty of mistakes to come given he is just 18 years old—his initial impact would suggest a bright future lies ahead for him at Old Trafford.

A quick look at the numbers tells some of the story. Against Tottenham, he won the ball with all five of the tackles he attempted—the most of any United player. In addition, he made five interceptions—the most of any United player—and six clearances—you've guessed it, the most of any United player. He was also the only Red Devil to block a Spurs shot.

Against West Ham, he made two tackles. With five and eight respectively, he again made more interceptions and clearances than any other player on his side.

In terms of numerical output, he was clearly United's best defender in both of those games in spite of his inexperience. Occasionally, that inexperience showed—but he has the physical assets to compensate if he gets caught out of position. He also showed plenty of tactical awareness, coming in to help out the central defenders on plenty of occasions—hence all those clearances.

He has caught the eye of those watching United's recent games.

Greg Johnson of Squawka wrote after the Spurs game:

[quote] Prior to his substitution after 68 minutes due to injury, Louis van Gaal’s side were just about holding it together against the pressure being applied by their hosts, who were denied time and time again by the young Dutchman’s awareness of danger and capacity to roam into whichever danger zone was hottest.[quote]

Johnson drew attention to Fosu-Mensah's all-round game, also writing he has "the versatility to cope with the demands that are surely only going to increase on adaptable ball-players in the future, and is already showing his ability to deal with threats to his defence, even if the rest of his team struggle to keep up with him."

Musa Okwonga of ESPN FC described Fosu-Mensah's turn against Spurs as "an elite performance." After the West Ham game, Okwonga wrote that the youngster had "an outing of impressive maturity."

Daniel Storey of Football365 wrote: "Fosu-Mensah continues to put Matteo Darmian to shame. The Dutchman may be eight years Darmian’s junior and playing in an unfamiliar position, but he has acclimatised impressively to United’s right-back spot. That Totaalvoetbol education in Ajax’s academy is being put to good use."

Bleacher Report's Sam Tighe, writing for uMAXit Football, described him as, "a Swiss Army knife of untapped potential; given his natural comfort at the senior level no matter the position, he represents mouldable clay in an astute manager’s hands."

That he is attracting such plaudits is no surprise to anyone watching. Of course, there is always a danger with promising young versatile players that they never master one position, becoming competent in many rather than excellent in one.

Phil Jones fell into this trap a little before injuries derailed his United career altogether. John O'Shea's ability to fulfil multiple roles for Sir Alex Ferguson arguably put a cap on the maximum level he reached in any one of them. The same could be argued for Daley Blind.

However, between Fosu-Mensah's obvious physical attributes and the abundant evidence of footballing understanding he has displayed, there should be enough talent there to avoid that trap.

Given the various shortfalls in United's squad—at right-back, centre-back and in central midfield—there is definitely a route to regular first-team football available to the 18-year-old.

His emergence will likely save the club some money in the summer transfer market—he can cover a number of positions, and there looks every chance he could make one of them his own on a regular basis.

As Johnson wrote: "He’s a youngster that even Jose Mourinho would probably be motivated to bring on and work with."

With his obvious talent, the manner in which he has taken to first-team football and the gaps in United's squad he could fill, Fosu-Mensah's future at Old Trafford should be very bright indeed.


15-04-2016, 05:01 PM
Repost om penk22_; :P

Emang rame pemberitaan tentang Fosu-Mensah. Dinilai sebagai pemain muda terbaik menurut thefalse9 (http://www.unitedindonesia.org/forum/showthread.php?t=282&page=48) dan emang penampilannya menujukan hal itu. Hanya yang agak was2 masalah tekel. Berkali2 terbang gitu. Takutnya malah bikin cedera sendiri seperti Jones. :hammer:

Semoga tetep membumi dan mengikuti jejak Pogba dalam artian perkembangan dan menghindari jalan Macheda dan Januzaj. :D

15-04-2016, 05:10 PM
Repost om penk22_; :P

Emang rame pemberitaan tentang Fosu-Mensah. Dinilai sebagai pemain muda terbaik menurut thefalse9 (http://www.unitedindonesia.org/forum/showthread.php?t=282&page=48) dan emang penampilannya menujukan hal itu. Hanya yang agak was2 masalah tekel. Berkali2 terbang gitu. Takutnya malah bikin cedera sendiri seperti Jones. :hammer:

Semoga tetep membumi dan mengikuti jejak Pogba dalam artian perkembangan dan menghindari jalan Macheda dan Januzaj. :D

Oiya, ga baca keatas sih sorry :hammer:

Ngototnya mirip seperti Jones sebelum cedera, doi juga sigap di beberapa area melakukan intercept. Tapi ya tacklenya membahayakan diri sendiri..

15-04-2016, 10:25 PM


With a neat stepover and a ruthless finish, Marcus Rashford stole the headlines with his superb opening goal for Manchester United at Upton Park, yet the performance of his friend Tim Fosu-Mensah was equally deserving of praise following another typically powerful display.

Here, ManUtd.com's Mark Froggatt highlights five reasons why United fans have taken to the young Dutchman at this early stage of his Reds career…

An unquestionable highlight of this season has been the ascension of young players and Fosu-Mensah became the eighth youth product to make a senior debut in 2015/16, when he stepped off the bench against Arsenal on 28 February. Yes, he arrived from Ajax as a 16-year-old in September 2014, but he then spent 18 months working hard at the Aon Training Complex and MUTV viewers will no doubt have taken note of his industrious performances for the Under-18s and Under-21s. As is the case with every United youngster, his graduation into the seniors was embraced with open arms.

Much has been made of the difference between Under-21 and senior football in recent years, with some suggesting the step up can be too strenuous in terms of physicality and pressure, yet Fosu-Mensah is making a mockery of that debate judging by his seven performances so far. The Amsterdam-born talent has handled the transition with admirable maturity and already looks like a valued member of the squad. It helps that he is physically developed and strong enough to fend off much-older opponents, of course, yet his composure and poise has been just as beneficial. The early signs are promising.

Fosu-Mensah made his debut against Arsenal at left-back following an injury to Marcos Rojo and then played at centre-back during his second outing, in the 1-0 win over Watford at Old Trafford. He’s since impressed at right-back in the recent matches at Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham to emphasise his invaluable versatility. But his repertoire does not end there, given that he started out as a striker for Ajax’s Under-18s and even played as a no.10 for United’s Under-21s last summer. A deeper role in central midfield may yet become his best position and fans wait with interest.

There are lots of moments that excite football fans, like expert finishes and exquisite passes, or mind-boggling first touches, yet the sight of a thunderous sliding tackle is up there with the best. Fosu-Mensah has cornered the market in his seven outings so far following a series of perfectly-timed challenges against the likes of Watford’s Odion Ighalo and Tottenham’s Dele Alli, prompting fans on Twitter to suggest the moniker Tim Fosu-Immensah. There's also talk of a drinking game in which you take a slurp whenever the Dutchman wins the ball – a game that should carry a health warning, judging by his current form.

As an 18-year-old who does not turn 19 until January, Fosu-Mensah has his whole career ahead of him and his education at Old Trafford has only just begun. There will be challenges ahead and with youth comes inconsistency, but the early signs suggest Tim has a bright future with the Reds.

Thankfully, he has a level head on those broad shoulders and he spoke with admirable wisdom in a recent interview with ManUtd.com. “Obviously, I will keep working hard. As a young player, you have to do that and keep listening to all the advice from the manager and coaches, especially if you want to play more games. When the chance comes, you have to play well and make the most of it.”


17-04-2016, 09:40 PM

Many fans have been pondering where Tim Fosu-Mensah's future lies on the field after his superb introduction to first-team life at Manchester United.

The 18-year-old is very much the kind of "multi-functional" player so admired by Louis van Gaal after initially starting out as a schoolboy striker. Originally signed as a centre-back from Ajax, he also looked adept in a holding midfield slot for the Under-18s.

Reserves coach Warren Joyce tried him out in a no.10 role in pre-season but he produced some stunning performances at full-back for the Under-21s, before making his senior debut on the left hand side of defence as a substitute for Marcos Rojo during the 3-2 triumph over Arsenal.

A maiden first-team start at centre-back against Watford followed but he has since earned plaudits for his work in both full-back positions, including when performing on opposite flanks during the course of the Emirates FA Cup success at West Ham United in midweek.

Some feel the teenager could develop into a box-to-box midfielder due to his physique and stamina, and he admits the question about his best position in the future is a hard one to answer, particularly as he is simply enjoying his breakthrough at the moment.

"It’s a difficult question," Fosu-Mensah told ManUtd.com. "I think I’ll just be keeping my options open. Centre-back or midfield, I think that is the most chance. However, as I’ve said before, wherever the manager wants me, I will play there.

"I had the pre-season with the Under-21s. Warren Joyce helped me very much, particularly in the aspects I was not so good at. He helped me on it and tried to make me a better player. I’m happy he has been able to do that. I played no.10 in pre-season and scored a goal from there as well so I was very happy!

"I think that experience helped me. As an attacking midfielder, you come into positions where you have to think and think as an attacking player as well. When you go back to being a defender, it helps you think how attackers think – about where they’re moving to and what they have to do before they receive the ball. So it definitely helps your game when you play in other positions.

"I think, when you’re young, it’s important you can play in as many positions as you can so, wherever the manager wants you to play, you have more experience in every role."

Van Gaal was asked by MUTV on Friday for his prediction as to which position will best suit Fosu-Mensah as the youngster looks to cement his place in the first-team squad.

"That’s difficult to say because it is also the vacancy in the team, where we need a player the most," said the boss. "You have seen this season that a lot of players have played in the full-back position because we have a lot of injuries in that position.

"So you cannot cope with it and then you give players a chance to show their abilities. Fosu-Mensah has played in the Netherlands in the youth systems at centre-back and also in midfield. I made him play at left and right full-back because he has the qualities to play there.

"Until now, he has shown his qualities, so I am very happy for him but, normally, players shall be seen everywhere with their position that they have played in youth. But it’s not like that, it’s about vacancies in positions."


22-04-2016, 07:23 AM


Louis van Gaal has yet to determine the best position for Tim Fosu-Mensah and admits the Manchester United youngster could emulate Bastian Schweinsteiger's switch at Bayern Munich.

United fans who have followed the Dutch defender's rise through the ranks will have seen him excel in the centre-back, full-back and central midfield positions during spells for the Under-18s, Under-21s and most recently the first team.

When asked during Thursday's press conference whether Fosu-Mensah's future could be in midfield, the manager said the options are still open for the 18-year-old and recalled how he nurtured and converted a young Schweinsteiger when he was Bayern boss.

"It is dependable on vacancies in your squad," declared van Gaal. "You have seen that players in my squad are playing in different positions than what they are used to in their former careers. It is also a little bit of luck. When there is a vacancy and you think a young player has the quality to play there, you give him the chance. If he takes the chance then that makes him already mentally a good player.

"You cannot say that a player is [just] a full-back. You can see qualities and you make a profile of positions and then you look at the qualities of a player and see if he can fit that. Can he do that, can he perform that? Maybe he shall perform it and then he sticks to that position and then he is the best of all.

"You can ask Bastian Schweinsteiger who, at Bayern Munich, played on the right side, the right wing. I made him a centre midfielder because I looked at his profile and I thought that he can better play in the middle and he enjoys it more than on the right side. I have changed a lot of positions of players."

Fosu-Mensah is just one of a number of young Reds who have impressed for the senior side this term, with Marcus Rashford being the one who has grabbed the headlines with seven goals in 13 games. Van Gaal reminded us of his track record of giving chances to budding players throughout his career.

"I have had that in all my clubs because I give youngsters the chance to do that," he insisted. "My first club was AZ Alkmaar and I was trainer-coach of the second team, I then played with five players from my second team when I was first-team coach.

"At Ajax I had Patrick Kluivert, at 18, who made the same performance as Marcus Rashford. So, I can give a lot of examples of that, it is not new! At Bayern Munich it was Thomas Muller and in Barcelona Xavi was 18 and Iniesta 17. Motta was also 17 and he is now at Paris Saint Germain. It is not strange.

"The big issue is not age. It is quality."


22-04-2016, 02:17 PM
Damien Hertog: Timothy Fosu-Mensah is ‘lucky’ Louis van Gaal is in charge

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Feyenoord U19s coach Damien Hertog has claimed that Timothy Fosu-Mensah is “lucky” Louis van Gaal is in charge of Manchester United due to the Dutchman’s willingness to play young players.

Fosu-Mensah rose through the ranks at Ajax before moving to England in 2014.

The 18-year-old has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign under van Gaal at Man United this season and Dutch compatriot Hertog, although sad to see young talent leave the Netherlands, is pleased that Fosu-Mensah is doing well at Old Trafford.

“In a way we are proud [of Fosu-Mensah] too … he deserves it,” Hertog said.

“He is lucky that in van Gaal he has a manager who always has an eye on youth players but also that he is doing well and, of course, he did this himself.”

Fosu-Mensah has pace, power and a technical ability to match.

He has played at both right-back and centre-back this term and his intelligence on the pitch in either position belies his years. It is clear that Fosu-Mensah has a big future at United and van Gaal deserves credit for placing his faith in him.


25-04-2016, 12:12 PM
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25-04-2016, 12:24 PM
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26-04-2016, 12:47 AM


Tim Fosu-Mensah says it was a "special" experience to play his part in Manchester United's FA Cup semi-final win over Everton at Wembley.

Of course, the day could have ended differently for the defender and the Reds when Fosu-Mensah was adjudged to have fouled Ross Barkley in the area which led to a Toffees penalty. David De Gea's spot-kick save delighted everyone in a red shirt, none more so than Fosu-Mensah who once again showed his quality.

The man himself was still buzzing when he spoke to ManUtd.com after the match and says he hopes he can build on what has been a very pleasing couple of months for him since breaking into the first team.

"It was special. It's a great stadium and great atmosphere. It was very special to play in this stadium," he beamed when asked to sum up the semi-final.

"It's been an exciting few weeks but I still have to learn a lot of things and that's what I'm trying to do. Keep learning, keep improving and try to develop as a player and train hard every day."

Fosu-Mensah has recently contributed to helping the Reds go top of the clean sheets table in the league and he saluted the impressive defensive pairing of Chris Smalling and Daley Blind, plus the consistently fantastic form of De Gea as being key to the achievement.

"Chris and Daley communicate so well with me. Everyone in the defence is great, of course David as well. He's a top goalkeeper and he saved us again on Saturday," he added. "You can see the partnership between Daley and Chris and how they express themselves, they're a great pair.

"I'm enjoying playing full-back but I'm happy to play anywhere the manager wants to put me. I just do my best and try my hardest."

Jesse Lingard spoke before the semi-final about the fearlessness he, Fosu-Mensah, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford have all played with this term. His team-mate concurs, but adds that the support from the experienced members of the squad has been invaluable.

"It's about confidence but I think we all try to do what we always do and just play our football," he continues. "We work hard, I work hard and I want to learn a lot. I'm open to learning a lot. I do my best and listen to the coaches and the senior players like Wayne, Carras, Chris and Daley. I listen to them all and try to do something with it.

"The senior players just help me with what I have to do on the pitch, where I have to stand sometimes and other things. It helps me a lot."

The Dutch defender's all-action displays have thrilled the United fans and, while he says it's a great feeling to see the supporters' reaction, he insists there is plenty more to come.

"I'm very delighted [to see the fans' reaction] but, as I said, I have to keep working hard," he insisted. "I just try to keep my head cool and try to do what I always do when I play and focus on playing my game."


26-04-2016, 02:19 PM
Manchester United defender Tim Fosu-Mensah hails 'special' Wembley experience despite Everton penalty scare

* Tim Fosu-Mensah continued his run in the United team at Wembley
* Despite giving away a penalty the Dutch youngster enjoyed the experience
* He also hailed the influence of Chris Smalling and Daley Blind on his game

Tim Fosu-Mensah is still basking in his 'special' experience of playing in Manchester United's FA Cup semi-final win at Wembley.

The 18-year-old defender has found himself thrust into the limelight recently as a spate of injuries has seen him handed a spot in the United back line.

His run in the side continued at Wembley, where Anthony Martial dramatically booked the Reds a spot in the final with his late winner.

By the time the Frenchman bagged his winner Fosu-Mensah was off the pitch. The Dutch youngster fouled Ross Barkley for Everton's penalty, which Romelu Lukaku mercifully missed, and was replaced by Antonio Valencia shortly after.

The incident was not enough to dim Fosu-Mensah's first impression of Wembley.

'It was special. It's a great stadium and great atmosphere. It was very special to play in this stadium,' he told manutd.com.

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Fosu-Mensah's team-mate Anthony Martial booked the Reds' spot in the FA Cup final with his last-gasp strike

'It's been an exciting few weeks but I still have to learn a lot of things and that's what I'm trying to do. Keep learning, keep improving and try to develop as a player and train hard every day.'

Fosu-Mensah hailed his defensive colleagues Chris Smalling and Daley Blind for their role in guiding his progress into the team, stating his pleasure at playing alongside them.

'You can see the partnership between Daley and Chris and how they express themselves, they're a great pair,' he added.

'Chris and Daley communicate so well with me. Everyone in the defence is great.

'I'm enjoying playing full-back but I'm happy to play anywhere the manager wants to put me. I just do my best and try my hardest.'


Andi Istiabudi
26-04-2016, 08:42 PM

Fotonya bisa pas sebelahan bareng eks United, Tom Cleverley :P

05-06-2016, 05:27 PM
Fosu Mensah memilih meninggalkan pelatihan timnas Belanda karena masalah pada pahanya agar bisa ikut tur pramusim United.

The teenage defender is prioritising club football this summer as he looks to make an impression on the new Man Utd boss.

With the Premier League done and dusted until August, the eyes of the footballing world are turning towards the international game.

The European Championships are fast approaching and countries across the continent are getting their last friendlies in before the summer tournament starts next week, while the Copa America is already underway.

But while Manchester United have plenty on international duty, young defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah has opted out of recent games for the Netherlands against the Republic of Ireland, Poland and Austria.

"A groin problem was causing me too much problems," he said.

"I told the national team coach about it and also informed the doctor. I need to rest. If I do too much now, I will be sidelined during pre-season. We also have a trip to China coming up with Manchester United. I have to be fit for that. It's a long journey and we will be training hard.

"I will meet with my physio in two weeks' time and we will do everything to make sure I will be ready for the first training of the new season.

"The national team coach has ensured me that he is keeping a close eye on me. I am still only 18. My time will come. I am focused on United now. I was happy with the call-up for Netherlands and the coach will keep following me."

After making his debut in the 3-2 win over Arsenal in February, Fosu-Mensah went on to make 10 appearances and 4 starts in his first season with the first team.


05-06-2016, 09:00 PM
Mantap Fosu-Mensah. Tidak hanya talenta tapi sejauh ini dia punya attitude yg tepat.

30-07-2016, 09:30 AM
Fosu-Mensah agent responds to Manchester United exit talk

Dutch defender has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah's agent has branded speculation the Dutchman could leave Manchester United this summer as 'rubbish'.

The 18-year-old has been left out of the squad to play Galatasaray in Gothenburg on Saturday with Jose Mourinho later revealing the defender is injured.

Fosu-Mensah, who made 10 appearances last season, travelled with the team for their pre-season tour of China but it has not stopped speculation that he could be sold or loaned out before the start of next season.

But his agent, Jonathan Barnett, has insisted the reports are false.

He told IBTimesUK : "There is no truth in it. These reports are complete rubbish."

Fosu-Mensah was one of five first-team players to miss out on the trip to Sweden.

Chris Smalling is also injured while Bastian Schweinsteiger, Adnan Januzaj and Andreas Pereira also failed to make the cut.


06-08-2016, 09:47 AM
Manchester United defender Fosu-Mensah returns to training

Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Chris Smalling rejoined Manchester United training at Carrington and Joe Riley was promoted to the seniors.

Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah is fit again and youngster Joe Riley has joined the first-team squad for training on the eve of the Community Shield.

Centre-back Chris Smalling has also rejoined Jose Mourinho's set-up after overcoming injury to give the Portuguese more defensive options.

Riley, who made his debut against Shrewsbury in the FA Cup last season, impressed in his only start just three days later in the 5-1 Europa League win over Midtjylland.

The 19-year-old left-back started in Tuesday night's Lancashire Senior Cup defeat against Oldham, where he was one of the brightest performers, along with Axel Tuanzebe.

Fosu-Mensah was sidelined over the last week with a calf strain but could be in contention to feature against Leicester at Wembley on Sunday.

Smalling might not be risked by Mourinho, though, since he is suspended for the Premier League opener against Bournemouth on Sunday week due to his FA Cup final red card.

The majority of United's first-team squad members were captured by the official club photographers at Carrington, with the exceptions of Anthony Martial and Memphis.


Andi Istiabudi
30-09-2016, 07:19 AM


Tim Fosu-Mensah stressed the three points were the most important thing after Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League but he enjoyed getting more minutes under his belt.

The Dutch youngster played his second game of the season following his start at Northampton Town in the EFL Cup, when he hit the bar, and was on the pitch for 74 minutes, crossing in the lead-up to Zlatan Ibrahimovic's winner, as the Reds kept the momentum going following last weekend's win over Leicester City.

"It’s important to get the three points," he told MUTV. "We lost in Holland [to Feyenoord] and it was a must-win game for us.

"The last game at home against Leicester we did very well. Our attitude was very good and we wanted to maintain that and that’s what we did tonight.

"I’m feeling better and better," he added. "As a footballer, you just want to play football. When you play football, you feel happy. I played against Northampton and I played today and I feel happy."

The 18-year-old spoke highly of some of his team-mates for helping him to become a better player. "I listen to the players," he explained. "Wazza [Wayne Rooney], Carrers [Michael Carrick], the more senior players like Zlatan. I listen to them a lot and they help me to develop into a better player. I also speak very well with Chris [Smalling], he's a good guy and he helps me a lot as well."

Fosu-Mensah also cast his eye forward to the weekend’s clash with Stoke City at Old Trafford by saying: "I think we are in good form, in good shape and we want to keep winning."


rio vander vidic
30-09-2016, 08:59 AM
Please fosu mensah starting di PL besok dong..di kiri blind lg boleh deh..tengah ttp bailly dan mudah2an kapten terus mike smalling..hehe

13-10-2016, 09:18 AM
Manchester United on the verge of securing Timothy Fosu-Mensah’s long-term future with a new contract

* Jose Mourinho has been impressed with defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah
* Manchester United want to ensure his future is at Old Trafford
* The 18-year-old only has minor details to sort before signing a new deal

Manchester United expect to wrap up Timothy Fosu-Mensah’s new long-term contract by the end of next week.

Still only 18, the defender impressed during the recent win over Zorya in the Europa League, his driving run from right back a key component in Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s only goal.

United believe Fosu-Mensah has the build and technical ability to thrive at Old Trafford, while talks have been ongoing since the summer.

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Manchester United expect to wrap up Timothy Fosu-Mensah’s new contract by next week

He penned a first professional contract in August 2015 and is set to lengthen that stay once fresh terms have been thrashed out.

Sportsmail understands only minor details are left to complete before Fosu-Mensah commits to the club for a further four or five years.

Jose Mourinho is known to be an admirer of the Holland Under-21 international and tying the former Ajax trainee down is seen as a coup around Carrington.

He was always going to survive the cull of younger players at United once Mourinho arrived, with academy bosses glowing about his development before Louis van Gaal handed the player 10 appearances towards the end of last season.

‘It's going well,’ Fosu-Mensah said recently. ‘I have not played much, but train with the first-team and do everything with the first-team. I want to fight myself in there.

‘I talk to Jose Mourinho about my development, which is going well. Mourinho has faith in me, so he keeps me in the selection.’


Andi Istiabudi
20-10-2016, 12:43 AM
Bakal lebih sering masuk tim utama nih kayaknya :D



Timothy Fosu-Mensah has signed a new contract at Manchester United which keeps him at the club until June 2020 with the option to extend for a further year.

Fosu-Mensah,18, joined United in 2014. Tim played in the Academy team and also the Under-21s before being handed a first-team debut against Premier League opposition Arsenal last season. He has gone on to make 12 appearances.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah said: "I am delighted to have signed a new contract here at Manchester United. I have enjoyed every minute since I joined this great club and I want to continue the progress that I feel I have made so far. I am learning every day from the manager and the coaching staff. I appreciate the trust that the club has in me and I want to repay that with my performances on the pitch."

José Mourinho said: "Tim is young player with great potential. I am pleased that he has signed a new contract and I am delighted at the progress he has made so far. It is clear to see that he is learning every day in training and there will be plenty of opportunities for him as the season continues."


20-10-2016, 09:36 AM
Selamat buat TFM. Semoga semakin sering main dan bisa segera menemukan posisi spesialisnya. Klo lihat dari gaya mainnya aku berharap dia dapat kesempatan jadi CDM atau box to box. Rasanya dia nggak terlalu optimal di bek kanan krn kualitas crossingnya yg masih dibawah Vale yg nggak spesial juga.

troy andreas
20-10-2016, 09:40 AM
Selamat buat TFM. Semoga semakin sering main dan bisa segera menemukan posisi spesialisnya. Klo lihat dari gaya mainnya aku berharap dia dapat kesempatan jadi CDM atau box to box. Rasanya dia nggak terlalu optimal di bek kanan krn kualitas crossingnya yg masih dibawah Vale yg nggak spesial juga.

Ahahaha sepikiran oom, jangan kaya Blind sudah middle 20-an masih ga jelas posisinya. Atau bahkan O'shea yang hingga keluar dari United ga jelas posisinya. :))

20-10-2016, 09:53 AM
Timothy Fosu-Mensah pens new deal at Manchester United tying defender to Old Trafford until 2020

* Manchester United have handed a new contract to Timothy Fosu-Mensah
* Defender has signed a deal keeping him at Old Trafford until 2020
* Fosu-Mensah came through the club's academy and has played 12 times

Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah has signed a new contract at Old Trafford.

The 18-year-old has penned a deal until 2020, believed to be worth in the region of £15,000 per week, after impressing Jose Mourinho and the club's coaching team.

Fosu-Mensah is a product of United's academy, who joined the club in 2014 and made his first-team debut against Arsenal in the Premier League last term.

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Timothy Fosu-Mensah has signed a new contract with Manchester United

He has made 12 appearances in total for the Red Devils.

Sportsmail reported in August that a deal had been struck between the player and the club but it has taken two more months for the paperwork to be completed.

'I am delighted to have signed a new contract here at Manchester United,' Fosu-Mensah told the club's website.

'I have enjoyed every minute since I joined this great club and I want to continue the progress that I feel I have made so far. I am learning every day from the manager and the coaching staff.

'I appreciate the trust that the club has in me and I want to repay that with my performances on the pitch.'

Mourinho said: 'Tim is young player with great potential.

'I am pleased that he has signed a new contract and I am delighted at the progress he has made so far.

'It is clear to see that he is learning every day in training and there will be plenty of opportunities for him as the season continues.'


Andi Istiabudi
21-10-2016, 05:05 PM


Timothy Fosu-Mensah has had a memorable few days at Manchester United - signing a new deal with the Reds and subsequently playing in the Europa League win over Fenerbahce.

The ink had barely dried on the highly-rated defender's contract when he made his 13th first-team appearance, coming on as 75th-minute substitute in the Reds’ 4-1 victory.

Fosu-Mensah told MUTV: "I feel very happy. It [the contract] shows that the club has a lot of confidence in me and I just want to pay them back with my performances on the pitch. I hope this is the first of many. I'll keep trying to develop myself."

The 18-year-old, who faces stiff competition from Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian for a place at right-back, felt he adapted quickly to a cameo role in central midfield against Fenerbahce after replacing two-goal hero Paul Pogba.

"I've not played there for a long time," admitted Tim. "I've played there a lot for the Under-18s and Under-21s and it was a little bit different but as soon as I was on the pitch it felt good."


Andi Istiabudi
09-11-2016, 06:44 PM


Tim Fosu-Mensah has revealed how he looked up to future Manchester United team-mate Daley Blind as a youngster - and how he requested a pair of his old boots!

The duo both came up through the ranks of Ajax's famous youth system and Fosu-Mensah keenly monitored the progress of Blind, who is eight years his senior.

In an exclusive interview with Inside United, Fosu-Mensah, who recently signed a new contract with the Reds, told a memorable tale of the time he took possession of Blind's boots but couldn't wear them.

"When I was 14, we would ask the players if we could have their boots and I asked Daley for his," recalled Tim. "His feet were so small and I had much bigger feet than him at the time! [Laughs] I still took them though.

"I can remember watching Daley play for the Ajax second team. At that time I think I was with the Under-14s or Under-15s. And another time I remember him playing for the Under-19s and it was when they had to win to be the champions.

"After that he went to Groningen on loan and later when I was 15 or 16 a lot of the time I was a ball-boy at the stadium [for the first-team games] so I watched him play many times and close up. I was ball-boy most of the times he played left-back so I was very near to him and I could see he was a good player."

Versatile, brave and tough, 'Fosu-Immensah', as he has been dubbed by some fans, caught the eye from the off on his first-team debut for United in February 2016. After originally beginning his senior career at left-back, he has also impressed at centre-back, right-back and in midfield. The man himself attributes his adaptability to his education at Ajax and it’s a trait he believes can help him go far with the Reds.

"If the manager needs me at centre-back I will play centre-back, but if he needs me in midfield or at full-back of course I’ll play there," insisted the 18-year-old.

"I have played in all the positions so as soon as you play in one it feels normal. The manager hasn’t said to me ‘you’re a right-back or you’re a midfielder’ but whenever he needs me I’ll be ready.

"It's great to work with all the players here, especially the experienced ones. You train with them every day so you can see what they’re doing and talk to them. The older players speak with you and help you, especially Michael [Carrick], he speaks with me a lot and just gives me help with the little things. The team spirit we have here is great."


Andi Istiabudi
03-01-2017, 06:27 AM
Semoga panjang umur dan makin sukses karirnya bersama United :)

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27-03-2017, 09:27 AM
http://www.manutd.com/sitecore/shell/~/media/F4E637F844B34B3EB3D6C6B484492D63.ashx?w=1280&h=720&rgn=0,120,2000,1248Fosu-Mensah's ultimate football dream

Tim Fosu-Mensah has revealed his ultimate football dream during an exclusive interview with ManUtd.com.

The young Dutchman is aiming high with Manchester United after breaking into the senior side last season and being in and around the squad this term - making the bench for the last game, at Middlesbrough in the Premier League.

The 19-year-old also discusses which player he has been compared to and which elementof colleague Michael Carrick's play he would love to bring to his own game.

What’s the best goal you’ve ever seen – live and on TV?
I think of two great goals. The long-range one from Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] for Sweden against England. It was an amazing goal. And Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s goal for the Netherlands in the World Cup against Uruguay. Actually, Zlatan has scored some great goals like the one for PSG against Anderlecht in the Champions League and other ones for Ajax.

What’s the best save you’ve ever seen?
It’s difficult but what I can remember, one of the best saves, was David [De Gea]’s against Everton [from Bryan Oviedo]. It was my first season at the club and I was at the stadium. It came right near the end.

What’s the best individual performance you’ve ever seen?
It must be [Lionel] Messi and the game he had against Bayer Leverkusen. He scored five goals in one Champions League game [in 2012]. I like watching football when I’m at home – I always have football on.

If you could play for any team in history, which one would you choose?
The Ajax team that won the Champions League in 1995 or all the teams of Manchester United that won those trophies under Sir Alex Ferguson.

What is your ultimate football dream?
To play as long as I can for this beautiful club and win as many trophies as I can for United. To win the Champions League and then the World Cup. These are my boyhood dreams.

Is there a city or stadium you’ve never played in that you’d particularly like to visit?
I’ve played at the Etihad Stadium, White Hart Lane and Stamford Bridge but not the Emirates Stadium. I'd like to play there and perhaps at the Bernabeu and Camp Nou as well.

Have you ever seen a player do something on the pitch that you’d like to introduce to your game?
Well, not a trick but the understanding of the game that Michael [Carrick] has. I would love to add this to my game. I think it comes with age and experience, though.

Have you ever been compared to another player?
When I just came to United, some people said they’d seen a bit of similarity between me and Pogba when Paul first came here. Some people said I reminded them of him when I played in midfield.

Is there one thing about football you would like to change?
At the moment? I don’t know. Everything is okay!

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Andi Istiabudi
27-03-2017, 11:05 AM
Timothy Fosu-Mensah harus berjuang lebih keras lagi nih jika ingin masuk tim utama United di bawah Mourinho :)

Andi Istiabudi
17-05-2017, 12:57 AM


Jose Mourinho has revealed that Tim Fosu-Mensah could still have an outside chance of making Manchester United's squad for the Europa League final.

The Dutchman suffered a shoulder injury during the dying seconds of the derby with City last month after coming on as a late substitute at the Etihad Stadium.

Although there were initial fears the versatile youngster would miss the rest of the season, he is working overtime in a desperate bid to be available to take on his former club Ajax in Stockholm in eight days' time.

"Fosu-Mensah has a little chance to be ready [for the final]," declared Mourinho. "But even this kid is trying everything because the others [who are out injured] are impossible."

Fosu-Mensah is capable of operating in defence or midfield and would provide an extra option for the boss if he can recover in time to make the flight to Sweden.


Andi Istiabudi
25-05-2017, 12:17 AM


Tim Fosu-Mensah has travelled to Stockholm with the Manchester United squad ahead of the UEFA Europa League final against his former club AFC Ajax.

In a recent interview, he discussed his upbringing at the Amsterdam club and the comparison between his schooling there and as part of United's Academy. With his brother Paul still at Ajax, he was able to provide some unique insight and revealed one change to his usual routine that he found difficult to handle.

What was it like growing up at Ajax's fabled Academy?
It was very good. Very, very good. I enjoyed every day at Ajax. I was there for nine years and I grew up there. I came as a kid and they helped me. They treated me well all the time and I played with very good players like Abdel El Hasnaoui, Stan van Bladeren, Donny van de Beek and Riechedly Bazoer. Even with a couple of players in first team now such as Kenny Tete and Anwar El Ghazi. We all played together. It helped me. The coaches helped me. I had Orlando Trustfull, Frank Peereboom and Michel Kreek, who joined Inter, all very good coaches who helped me develop as a player. Then United came along when I was 16. Manchester United is, for me, one of, if not the, biggest clubs in the world so it was hard but, at the same time, an easy decision. I wanted a new adventure.

Has that ethos and spirit instilled at Ajax remained with you?
Yes, it’s still in me. Definitely. The way they play – as promoted by Rinus Michels and Johan Cruyff, is in the DNA of the whole club. You need to play in multiple positions and must have a good understanding of the game. So I think you have this very good schooling at Ajax.

You mentioned the number of players you were with who have come through. Providing opportunities for youngsters is a hot topic in England – is there a similar debate in Holland?
No. In Holland, it’s important for a club like Ajax to get the youth players through into the first team. It’s important because it’s the way it has always been and it’s almost the brand, or face, of the club. It’s all about youth players. The Academy complex of the club is called the Toekomst and that means the future. So, for all the players there, it’s the destiny to make it into the first team. I think, as I’ve said before, I love Ajax with my heart, I’ll always love Ajax, and I’m happy I have been a part of this great club.

Are they proud of what you’ve achieved already at United?
I’ve got contact with the players and coaches and they are very happy for me. My little brother is still there [Paul] – he is with the Under-16s.

Do you ever offer him any advice?
Yeah, sometimes when he has problems, he speaks with me but it’s more a case of it’s his career and it’s my career. He needs to develop in his own way. I develop in my own way because I’m still young. I’m only 19 and still have a lot to learn. Everyone develops in his own way.

Did you ever talk to the English guys about what it was like in the United Academy compared to being at Ajax?
Yes, when I came here, I was in the Under-18s with Axel [Tuanzebe], Marcus [Rashford], Cameron . So they spoke to me and the differences were very big. With Ajax, you were allowed to wear adidas boots, pants and gloves. When I came here with Paul McGuinness and Joycey [Warren Joyce], I wasn’t allowed that and had to just wear black boots. I was not allowed to wear pants or gloves. You can ask Joycey and ask Paul! In the beginning, I had a lot of problems with that because I was not used to it. But I cannot thank them enough. They made me mentally very strong. I spoke with Andreas [Pereira] as he also came from a club in Holland, PSV Eindhoven, and had the same situation. It was the same so he told me: ‘Just listen, keep your head down and work hard’. I spoke with Joycey and Paul a lot and they helped me. Paul felt it’s important for the players to know the history of the club so, in the classroom, we watched videos of the Busby Babes. It’s important to know the history of this great club.

[B]Can you understand why there is this debate in England about making sure we continue to produce youngsters to come through?
I know why, it’s because obviously, when you bring homegrown players through, it’s a beautiful thing. You know you brought them up and you can tell with Manchester United’s fans, they love the homegrown players, they really love it. It’s like it’s their own child. So that’s why I truly love the United fans with my whole heart because I think they’re great fans. In England, the football is bigger than in Holland so, sometimes, it’s difficult for young players to get this time to adapt. Sometimes, that time is not there. I am happy as I got a chance last year and did well so now I try to progress and develop. But it is always good to have homegrown players in the squad.


28-05-2017, 10:14 PM

Tim Fosu-Mensah was delighted to be part of Manchester United's UEFA Europa League final squad after recovering from a shoulder injury just in time.

There had been concern the 19-year-old would miss the rest of the campaign when he landed awkwardly at the end of the goalless draw with Manchester City on 27 April.

But Fosu-Mensah was fit enough to play in the last Premier League game of the season against Crystal Palace at right-back, and he was subsequently given a spot on the bench in Stockholm by Jose Mourinho.

The Reds overcame the Dutchman's former club Ajax in the final, triumphing 2-0 with goals by Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and after joining his team-mates in dedicating the victory to the victims of the Manchester terror attack - "I think this is for them" - Fosu-Mensah spoke to ManUtd.com about the win.

"Playing against Ajax, where I spent eight years as a kid and still know a lot of the boys, we had to do it," said the defender, during our interview in the post-match media zone.

"Fortunately, I could be in the squad for the final, after playing 90 minutes last Sunday, and it's the best feeling I could have. You don't want the season to end when you get the taste of it but this is the best way to have ended the season, with a trophy and Champions League football to look forward to next season."

Fosu-Mensah is determined to ensure he is 100 per cent ready for the new campaign and has not even planned any holidays yet.

"I still need to book them but the most important thing is to work on my shoulder and get it stronger," he added. "The physios worked hard and I decided not to have an operation because of the final. We did a good job with the physios working hard on it and that's what we're going to do in the summer too."

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Andi Istiabudi
25-06-2017, 12:34 AM


Tim Fosu-Mensah is the latest Manchester United player to take part in our 'School Days' feature.

The versatile Dutchman discusses attempting overhead kicks out on the streets, playing football with his pals and offers some advice to aspiring players...

How would you describe your time at school?
It was a nice time and I enjoyed it. I didn’t really like school on its own but, when you were a kid, you’d always use any breaks to play football outside with your classmates. That’s what I enjoyed the most, I think.

Were there any subjects you particularly enjoyed or didn’t enjoy?
I did enjoy learning languages, and maths too. The rest of it wasn’t really my thing!

What were you like as a footballer back then?
At school, we always had little tournaments against other schools. I never played in those, because at the time I was already playing at Ajax. Whenever there was a little break and we played football outside, maybe I was one of the star players [laughs] - it was really enjoyable!

Were you playing with older players at the time?
At my school, we also had two other players who played for Ajax, so we always played together. I think there were others who weren’t playing professionally but had the talent, so it was always very competitive.

Have you always been a defender, even since your school days?
No [laughs], every time I played on the streets I just played as an attacker actually! With it being out on the street, the ground was hard, but sometimes as a kid you still tried bicycle kicks! It was great fun.

Do you still keep in touch with your friends from school?
Yeah, definitely. I still speak to a lot of them because I grew up with them so, every time I go back, I’m still with the same group of boys.

What advice would you give someone at school who wants to become a professional footballer?
I would say ‘work hard, listen to the senior players and always try to improve.’ If something is going well, I think you obviously have to be happy about it, but I don’t think about it too much because it’s important to keep going and keep trying to develop yourself. It helps you get the best out of yourself.


Andi Istiabudi
15-07-2017, 04:00 PM


Tim Fosu-Mensah admits this week has been an emotional time in his life following the news that his former AFC Ajax team-mate Abdelhak Nouri has suffered brain damage.

The 20-year-old sustained heart rhythm problems during the game against Werder Bremen last Saturday, and his chances of recovery from the damage have tragically been reported as nil. Since then, the football world has rallied around and Daley Blind sent his strength to the talented player earlier this week.

Blind and Fosu-Mensah are both former Ajax players who knew Nouri personally, yet Tim were particularly close to the player after rising through the Amsterdam club’s famed academy together. MUTV spoke to Fosu-Mensah before Friday morning’s training session at UCLA…

Firstly Tim, it must have been a tough couple of days for you with the news from Ajax?
Yeah definitely. I played with him since the age of eight so it is very sad, and a very difficult time for me as well with what has happened to him.

With that in mind, has it been hard to keep training this week?
As the saying goes, 'life goes on' but every time when I wake up it is the first thing that I am thinking about. It hurts me a lot, I speak to my old team-mates at Ajax and we try to be strong together.

How have you found the week at UCLA?
To be fair, very well. I enjoy every session and I enjoy every day being here. It is difficult, what happened, but when I play football I try to think about nothing but football. After is after. When I am back I will try to have contact with a couple of mates but when I am on the pitch, all of my focus is on the pitch.

Are the new signings settling in well?
I think they are settling in very well because this group... we have is a wonderful group. Everyone is so kind so they feel at home straightaway. There is definitely a great team spirit. It is very nice to know the players are very good, if you need help then they help you, so the new signings are settling in very well.

Is this summer a good opportunity for you to impress the manager and stake your claim?
Yeah, I train hard, I do my best and every opportunity I get I try to grab it.


Andi Istiabudi
31-07-2017, 10:25 PM


Tim Fosu-Mensah is delighted with how his pre-season campaign has panned out but refuses to accept he is closer to a regular first-team place at Manchester United.

The versatile Dutchman helped the Reds earn a 3-0 victory against Valerenga, in the latest match of Tour 2017 presented by Aon, after coming on at the break as manager Jose Mourinho tested his squad.

As he appeared as a right-sided wing-back in Oslo, it has been suggested he could become Antonio Valencia's deputy in 2017/18. However, the 19-year-old stressed he is certainly not aware if this is yet the case. "I don't know," he told reporters. "I’m just trying to develop my game. I’m young and still have a lot to learn, but I’m learning every day.

"I’m working with one of the best managers in the world, it’s something I’m grateful for and, as I say, I’m learning every day."

Fosu-Mensah is already eagerly anticipating next week's UEFA Super Cup tie against Real Madrid, with one more friendly to come beforehand, in Dublin, with Sampdoria providing the opposition on Wednesday night.

"I’m really happy," he added. "Everyone got their minutes tonight, so I think the whole team is building up to fitness and it’s going really well. We’ve won a few games and we’re working towards the game against Real Madrid next week.

"I think we’re stronger than we were last season. We’re working on a couple of points and we’ve had a couple of great additions to the squad in Romelu [Lukaku] and Victor [Lindelof]. I think we’re stronger.

"That’s what we’re going for [the Premier League title]. We’re Manchester United, so of course that’s what we are going for."


08-08-2017, 12:35 PM
Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah set to join Crystal Palace on a season-long loan

* Timothy Fosu-Mensah is highly rated by Manchester United's hierarchy
* He will move to Crystal Palace on loan in order to gain first-team experience
* The 19-year-old can play across the defence in Palace's 3-4-3 formation

Timothy Fosu-Mensah is set for a medical at Crystal Palace after agreeing to a season-long loan.

The Manchester United defender has been allowed to depart for the capital in order to gain experience.

Palace's new manager Frank De Boer was aware of the need for defensive reinforcements and did have a tentative interest in Daley Blind.

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Timothy Fosu-Mensah will join Crystal Palace on a season-long loan from Manchester United

The impending signing of Fosu-Mensah will be seen as a coup given the Dutchman's rising stock at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho felt the 19-year-old - who recently signed a new contract at United - needs to gain maturity by playing on a weekly basis.

And the Palace switch looks set to be sealed soon with Fosu-Mensah ready for a medical at Selhurst Park.

He can play wide but De Boer may also use Fosu-Mensah centrally if Palace operate with three at the back.


Andi Istiabudi
11-08-2017, 12:45 AM


Manchester United prospect Tim Fosu-Mensah will spend the 2017/18 season on loan at Crystal Palace, working under the management of fellow Dutchman Frank de Boer.

The 19-year-old is highly regarded at Old Trafford following his recent ascent into the first-team squad, having graduated from the Academy to make his senior debut under Louis van Gaal in February 2016 before establishing himself as a valuable player to Jose Mourinho in 2016/17.

The manager was happy to sanction a new long-term contract for Fosu-Mensah last October and praised his desire to improve, telling us: “Tim is a young player with great potential. I am delighted at the progress he has made so far and it is clear to see that he is learning every day.”

In total so far, Tim has tallied 21 Reds appearances across all competitions and operated most commonly at right-back, but the talented Netherlands international has displayed his versatility by also performing admirably at centre-back and in central midfield.

After completing his loan move to Selhurst Park, Fosu-Mensah will be determined to enhance his education with the Eagles and will hope to feature in their top-flight opener against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Palace manager De Boer was in charge of the AFC Ajax youth team between 2007 and 2010, when Fosu-Mensah was climbing the ranks of their Academy before his move to United in 2014.

We wish him well for the season ahead with Crystal Palace.


11-08-2017, 09:39 AM
Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah joins Crystal Palace on season-long loan

* Timothy Fosu-Mensah is highly rated by Manchester United's hierarchy
* He has moved to Crystal Palace on loan in order to gain first-team experience
* Fosu-Mensah is reunited with former Ajax boss Frank de Boer at Selhurst Park
* The 19-year-old can play across the defence in Palace's 3-4-3 formation

Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah is looking to repay the faith shown in him by Frank de Boer after completing a season-long loan move to Crystal Palace on Thursday.

The full-back has been allowed to depart for the capital in order to gain first-team experience at Selhurst Park. He will wear the No 24 shirt and the defender was attracted by the project under De Boer having held talks.

Fosu-Mensah told Palace's official website: 'The manager spoke to me about coming down to join Crystal Palace and it was clear that he wanted me to be part of his squad which as a player gives you a great feeling straight away.

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Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah joins Crystal Palace on season-long loan

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Fosu-Mensah will work under Frank de Boer - who coached him at Ajax during his youth career

'I must now repay that back by putting in some good performances for the club. I am only 19 years old and still have a lot to learn and therefore getting the opportunity to play more games on a regular basis will help my development.'

Frank de Boer was aware of the need for defensive reinforcements and did have a tentative interest in Daley Blind and is delighted to be reunited with his fellow former Ajax man, adding: 'Timothy is a player who has great pace and incredible physical ability.

'In today's game you need players with strength and speed and is a player who can also play in midfield. I am seeing him in our system as a right centre back but he can also play full back in a 4-3-3.'

The 19-year-old Dutchman will work under his compatriot in the Premier League, and it is likely he will compete with Joel Ward and Martin Kelly on the right side of defence.

The signing of Fosu-Mensah will be seen as a coup given his rising stock at Old Trafford, where he graduated from the academy and made his senior debut under Louis van Gaal in February 2016.

Jose Mourinho felt the player - who recently signed a new contract at United - needs to gain maturity by playing on a weekly basis, and he told the club's website: 'Tim is a young player with great potential. I am delighted at the progress he has made so far and it is clear to see that he is learning every day.'

He can play wide but De Boer may also use Fosu-Mensah centrally if Palace operate with three at the back.


reunian deh ama de Boer, semoga makin matang di Palace

rio vander vidic
11-08-2017, 09:44 AM
Padahal saya pribadi berharap fosu mensah jadi bek kanan united dan dpt kesempatan lebih musim ini..secara valencia mainnya gitu2 aja..hehe..
Mudah2an berkembanglah permainannya dan bisa balik ke united lg musim depan

11-08-2017, 12:54 PM
Di plot jadi CB kanan di formasi 3 bek ya. Berharap dia lebih ke gelandang sih. Potensinya besar klo hanya jadi CB.

11-08-2017, 02:25 PM
Prediksi gw emang bakal dipinjemin ni,karena faktor bos mou beli bek baru..

Andi Istiabudi
11-08-2017, 11:26 PM
Semoga Frank De Boer mampu mengeluarkan semua bakat dan mengasah kemampuan Timothy Fosu-Mensah selama dipinjamkan ke Crystal Palace sehingga jika nantinya kembali ke United siap memberikan yang terbaik. Semoga saja :)

Andi Istiabudi
03-09-2017, 06:32 PM
Semoga peminjamannya memberikan pengalaman berharga untuk kelanjutan karirnya di United :)



Tim Fosu-Mensah has come a long way since he was a ball-boy at Ajax, studiously watching Daley Blind perform for the first team as a schoolboy prospect and nervously approaching the defender to request his boots.

On Thursday night, the Manchester United defender lined up alongside his colleague in Paris as France took on the Netherlands in a World Cup qualifier. It marked the 19-year-old's competitive debut for his country although the result went against Holland following the sending off of Kevin Strootman.

Since joining Crystal Palace on loan last month, Fosu-Mensah has been in good form, even if the Eagles have made a slow start to the campaign. This continued at the Stade de France and he must be confident of keeping his place for Sunday's visit of Bulgaria.

When recalling those early days at Ajax with ManUtd.com, Fosu-Mensah said:"Daley is a bit older than me, so when he was in the second team, maybe I was in the Under-15s or Under-14s. And, when he was in the first team, I was in the Under-16s. Then, I was a ball-boy, so I watched him a lot.

"Obviously that involves being at the side of the pitch and Daley played left-back, so I got to see him quite close up. I asked for Daley’s boots but he doesn’t remember! I think it was a Champions League game against Dortmund.

"I was ball-boy for the games against Real Madrid and Dortmund and I asked for his boots and he gave them to me. I was trying to make a little collection and those were my first Champions League boots, so they are pretty special. At that time, I was already a bigger size than him [laughs]."

Although the versatile defender will be hoping results pick up for Palace and the Netherlands, he can be well pleased with his own performances as he bids to make his mark in 2017/18 and return to Old Trafford with more first-team experience under his belt.


04-09-2017, 07:52 PM
Semoga mendapat kepercayaan menit bermain terus semisal FdB dipecat & dibawah pelatih baru, penentuan FdB sendiri sepertinya besok di pertandingan lawan Burnley..

Andi Istiabudi
24-03-2018, 01:40 AM


Tim Fosu-Mensah is enjoying life at Crystal Palace despite the pressure of battling relegation with the Eagles.

The impressive win at Huddersfield Town last time out eased the Londoners' worries towards the wrong end of the table and the defender can be extremely satisfied with the amount of game time he has received in the Premier League.

At 20, Fosu-Mensah is developing all the time and is part of the Netherlands' senior squad for Friday night's friendly against England.

When MUTV asked if he was pleased with how things have gone at Selhurst Park, he replied: "Definitely. I think I’ve got opportunities to play at Palace, and even from Jose Mourinho as he gave me the chance to develop and express myself here at Crystal Palace. Yeah, it’s going well for me but I have to keep going.

"Every week, you have to perform. It’s a battle, a big battle, and we try to stay positive. It’s good for me to be involved in this situation. I've learned more about the games in the Premier League and how tough it can be, mostly. I have enjoyed it here."

Of course, the Dutchman had to sit out the recent encounter with the Reds, won 3-2 by Jose's side with an injury-time strike by Nemanja Matic, due to the terms of his loan.

"You want to know how it is to play against United and compete against the players you have played with in a Premier League game," he admitted. "But the rules are the rules. It was good to see the players again, though.

"As I say, I still have a lot to learn. I have to develop myself so I have to keep improving."


Andi Istiabudi
30-07-2018, 11:08 PM
Fosu-Mensah: Saya Bek Serba Bisa Lho, Mourinho
Lucas Aditya - detikSport


Miami - Manchester United mengalami krisis pemain belakang. Timothy Fosu-Mensah mencoba meyakinkan Jose Mourinho kalau dirinya bek serba bisa.

Pilihan lini belakang MU menipis dengan cedera yang dialami oleh Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, dan Luke Shaw. Pemain baru mereka, Diogo Dallot, juga masih menjalani ruang perawatan.

Sementara itu, Phil Jones, Ashley Young, dan Victor Lindelof masih belum bergabung dengan tim selepas membela negara mereka masing-masing di Piala Dunia 2018.

Fosu-Mensah sudah kembali dari masa peminjaman di Crystal Palace musim lalu. Dia mengaku sudah lebih berpengalaman. Bek Belanda itu mencoba meyakinkan Mourinho bisa membantu tim.

"Tahun lalu, saya membela Crystal Palace. Saya pikir saya sudah berkembang di sana dan saya sudah menjadi pemain yang lebih baik," kata Fosu-Mensah di ESPN FC.

"Saya kembali untuk menunjukkan bahwa saya sudah lebih baik dan menunjukkan bahwa saya sudah menjadi pemain yang lebih baik. Saya akan terus bekerja keras dan kita tunggu saja yang terjadi."

"Saya bermain di bek kanan, bek sayap kanan, bek tengah, dan lini tengah, buat saya itu mungkin. Saya sudah bermain di posisi bek tengah dan bek sayap kanan (dalam tur), jadi buat saya tak masalah. Saya tak akan bilang dalam hal gol --saya sangat buruk dalam hal gol," dia menambahkan.

Andi Istiabudi
11-08-2018, 07:13 AM
Lama-lama bisa dilepas permanen nih kecuali Tim menunjukkan progress yang signifikan :)


Manchester United defender Tim Fosu-Mensah has completed a deadline-day move to Fulham on a season-long loan.

The 20-year-old will spend the 2018/19 campaign with the newly-promoted Cottagers, who beat Aston Villa 1-0 in the Championship play-off final at Wembley last season.

The move comes on the back of the versatile youngster impressing during pre-season for the Reds, as he appeared in all five of United’s Tour 2018 games in the United States and was a second-half substitute against Bayern Munich last weekend.

It will represent a second successive season out on loan for the Netherlands international, who made 24 appearances in all competitions and caught the eye during his spell at fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace last term.

With the club's pre-season commitments fulfilled, Fosu-Mensah has been allowed to leave on a temporary basis again in order to obtain regular first-team football.

The Academy product made his first-team debut as a substitute in the 3-2 win over Arsenal at Old Trafford in February 2016, in the same game Marcus Rashford scored twice on his Premier League bow.

Later that year, he signed a new contract with the club and the move will benefit the Dutchman, who can also play in midfield and has been capped three times by his country to date.

Fosu-Mensah becomes Fulham's fourth defensive signing of the summer after French left-back Maxime Le Marchand arrived from Nice, centre-back Alfie Mawson joined from Swansea City and Calum Chambers moved across the capital from Arsenal on a season-long loan.

Coincidentally, Tim could make his debut for the Cottagers when Slavisa Jokanovic's side open their Premier League campaign against London rivals Crystal Palace, where he spent last season on loan, at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

Everybody at United would like to wish Tim the best of luck for the season as he becomes the sixth United man to leave on loan this summer.

Goalkeepers Joel Pereira (Vitoria Setubal) and Dean Henderson (Sheffield United), plus defenders Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Scunthorpe United) and Axel Tuanzebe (Aston Villa), as well as midfielder Matty Willock (St Mirren) have already departed on a temporary basis.


11-08-2018, 10:00 AM
Nggak dijual lah. Masih muda banget dan emang butuh main. Dia dan Tuanzebe bisa jadi disiapkan menjadi pengganti Jones, Smalling atau Rojo dalam 1 atau 2 musim lagi.

04-01-2019, 09:14 AM
Fulham consider sending Timothy Fosu-Mensah back to Man United in order to free up loan space in squad

* Timothy Fosy-Mensah has made nine appearances for Fulham so far this season
* Fulham could send Fosu-Mensah back to United to make another loan signing
* The Premier League strugglers have been linked with Chelsea's Gary Cahill

Fulham are considering ending Timothy Fosu-Mensah's loan spell from Manchester United.

The versatile defender joined the Craven Cottage club on a season long loan but has found first-team football hard to come by.

And the possibility of terminating the Dutchman's loan spell has been discussed as the Cottagers look to free up positions in their squad for January reinforcements.

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Fulham could send Holland international Timothy Fosu-Mensah back to Manchester United . Sending Fosu-Mensah back to Old Trafford could open the door for Gary Cahill to join Fulham

The 21-year-old Dutchman has made nine appearances for Fulham so far this season.

Fulham have been linked with a loan move for Chelsea's Gary Cahill but the club would have to send either Fosu-Mensah or Arsenal's Calum Chambers back to their respective parent sides.

Premier League rules stipulate you can only have a maximum of two loanees from your top-flight rivals at any one time.


27-11-2019, 08:33 AM
Timothy Fosu-Mensah set to stay at Old Trafford until 2021 with Manchester United ready to trigger 12-month contract extension

* Timothy Fosu-Mensah's deal at Manchester United expires next summer
* United are keen to tie him down to a new deal so will trigger his 12-month option
* The 21-year-old is currently recovering from a knee injury sustained last season

Manchester United are protecting their assets with Timothy Fosu-Mensah set to remain at the club for a further 12 months at least.

The defender's current deal at Old Trafford expires next summer, meaning he is free to speak to European clubs from January.

However, The Sun report that United are keen to keep the 21-year-old and will trigger his one-year extension clause before offering him new terms.

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Manchester United are set to extend Timothy Fosu-Mensah's contract by a further 12 months. Fosu-Mensah is on the road to recovery from a serious knee injury sustained last season

Fosu-Mensah is reportedly on £20,000 per week at present and is happy to remain on those wages before seeing a rise once a fresh contract is offered to him.

The Dutchman hasn't featured this season as he continues his recovery from a cruciate knee injury sustained on loan at Fulham last season.

A source told The Sun: 'They want to box Tim off in the next couple of weeks and trigger his option.

'He's in the final year and close to coming back from injury. Ole still believes in him and rates him a lot.

'He will give him chances in next few weeks in Europa League and Carabao Cup.

'His confidence has been quite low but the extension will certainly indicate to him that he can still have a future.'


Andi Istiabudi
04-01-2020, 10:17 PM


Tim Fosu-Mensah is ready to show how much he has developed since last pulling on the Manchester United shirt in the final game of the 2016/17 season.

The Dutchman, who turns 22 today [2 January], is back after loan spells with Crystal Palace and Fulham, but has had to recover from a knee operation that has kept him on the sidelines.

It has been a frustrating time for the Netherlands international as he is desperate to play for Ole and prove he can be an option in a number of positions.

Fosu-Mensah is looking to add to his 21 appearances under Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho, as he inches closer to making a comeback.

“I feel good,” he told us recently. “It's been a long time out but I've had great people working with me, so I feel stronger every single day.

“The whole physio staff and fitness coaches - Paolo [Gaudino], Rich [Richard Merron]; they have been working with me very well. It's been good.

“It was definitely hard, mentally,” he admitted. “I love to play football but it's part of the game. You have to be strong in the head and it's a physical sport so, obviously, these things can happen.

“I do like to watch football, though, and like to see our team and go to every game at the stadium to support the lads.

“I think I might need one or two appearances to get my fitness back in the Under-23s after being out for so long. That would help me definitely.

“Of course, what I've seen is Ole is a great manager. When I speak to him, his energy is very good and, every time I go to the game, I just like him as a person and as a manager. I would love to play for him. You want to give your all for him.”

The defender feels he has learned a lot since he last played for the Reds, following the two loan spells away from Old Trafford.

At Crystal Palace, he was a colleague of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and is pleased to be competing for a spot with his friend.

“I'm going to be 22,” he said. “I made my debut when I was 18 so time flies. It waits for no-one. I've just got to keep going and keep improving. When I think about it, it goes very quickly - it's almost four years now [since my first game].

“I think my spell at Fulham was a bit more difficult for me but I had a good time at Palace. When I was there, I became an international at the age of 19, which is also a big achievement for myself. I think it has been good for me because I'm more mature straight away and it was physically good as well.

“I played with Aaron. He made his debut when we played together in the back four against Spurs. Aaron is a good player and a very good friend of mine.

“I can play across the back four or even sitting in midfield but it's always good to have competition. That's football - it's one of the biggest, if not the biggest, clubs in the world so you expect competition in the team.”

Fosu-Mensah is clearly looking forward to the next phase of his career as he expects to be back out on the pitch soon.

“I love this club,” he enthused. “I came here when I was a kid and they took very good care of me and made me a professional player.

“It's wonderful to play for this club. I don't want this to stop.

“I'm definitely excited for the future - I think it looks very bright.”