United defender eager to get back playing after injury layoff

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Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah is keen to get back on the field playing again this month as he recovers fully from a cruciate knee injury.

The 22-year-old has been absent since April and has had several setbacks on his way to recovery.

“I had a problem with my quad and I think it needed one or two weeks so it came at the right time for me to be back here with the team and to keep going with my progress,” Fosu-Mensah told MUTV.

“I just can’t wait to be back. I hope to be back this month, definitely.

“This was my first big injury. I had a little problem with my shoulder [before], for two weeks or three weeks, but this time I did my ligament and it took me eight and a half months to get back so it’s very difficult.

“But I had the right people around me and the club was looking after me so it’s a learning process as well in my career.”

Timothy Fosu-Mensah had a knee ligament injury while on loan with Fulham. He returned to United early in April. He managed 37 appearances over the last two seasons with Crystal Palace and then Fulham.