Long term injury absentee Timothy Fosu-Mensah is stepping up his recovery.
Fosu-Mensah is doing light training sessions individually away from the first team.
He is recovering from a ACL knee injury sustained on loan at Fulham back in January.
Fosu-Mensah posted a video on his Twitter page showing the increasingly intense workouts he is doing as he builds his knee up to full strength.
He looks in pretty good shape and it can’t be too long before he gets the chance to try and prove himself with the rest of the squad in full training.
Last chance saloon
Fosu-Mensah’s contract expires at the end of this current season.
He needs to prove himself in order to earn a new deal, and that won’t be easy, coming in mid-season from scratch as he comes back from a serious injury.
In his favour is his ability to play multiple positions. Fosu-Mensah can play in a back three, at full-back, and most intriguingly as a central midfielder.
Considering our lack of options in midfield, this may present his best option to revive his United career.
One option is to offer Fosu-Mensah a one year extension and send him on loan between now and May, perhaps back to Holland, and give him pre-season as well to show what he can do.
Solskjaer told the club website: “I think we can see them [Eric Bailly and Timothy Fosu-Mensah] coming into training, especially Eric, in the next two to three weeks. Hopefully, he can join the boys and he won’t take too long.
“Maybe we’ll see them in a Reserves [Under-23s] game but I think they’ve both come through the surgery well.”
If he can prove to Solskjaer in training that he can be valuable this season, he may get a chance to stay, but the odds are against him succeeding.
For now, its good to see him making a recovery, and being super optimistic, perhaps he gets a chance in our final Europa League game in mid-December.
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