United’s Fosu-Mensah set for Crystal Palace loan move

Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah is set to sign for Crystal Palace on loan, ESPN reports.

Fosu-Mensah, 19, has found himself down the pecking order at Old Trafford after the £31 million signing of Victor Lindelof from Benfica.

He is set to sign a season-long loan deal at Selhurst Park and could be a Palace player in time to make his debut against Huddersfield on Saturday.

Fosu-Mensah broke into United’s first team under Louis van Gaal during the 2015-16 season, making 10 senior appearances.

But the teenager endured a frustrating campaign under Jose Mourinho last term, featuring in just four Premier League games. He was an unused substitute for the Europa League final against former club Ajax in May.

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His first-team chances have been hit by Lindelof’s arrival. The Sweden international is one of five senior centre-backs at Old Trafford along with Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo.

Fosu-Mensah, who can also play in midfield and at full-back, arrived at United from Ajax in 2014.

He is set to link up with fellow Dutchman Frank de Boer at Crystal Palace after the 47-year-old took over from Sam Allardyce this summer.

United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, meanwhile, has joined Leeds United on loan.

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