Timothy Fosu-Mensah has now agreed a contract until 2024 with Bayer Leverkusen, who are currently third in the table and hopeful of challenging Bayern Munich for the title.
A source close to Fosu-Mensah has told the Manchester Evening News that the Holland international is sad to be leaving United but is ‘excited to get a fresh start and show people what he is really capable of.’
The 23-year-old is well regarded for his versatility and is capable of playing at centre-half, right-back or as a defensive midfield.
United signed him from the Ajax academy in 2014 and he was handed a professional debut – paying at left-back – by Louis van Gaal in a 3-2 Premier League win over Arsenal in February 2016.
He has been used sparingly by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season, having struggled in the 3-1 home defeat by Crystal Palace in United’s opening Premier League fixture.
He subsequently made substitute appearances in the Champions League games away to Istanbul Basaksehir and RB Leipzig.
Conscious of his shortage of game time, Solskjaer said last week that Fosu-Mensah was -frustrated and ‘needed to go and play again.’
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