Player vows to show his quality after leaving Manchester United

23 year old Dutch defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah has vowed to show his quality after completing a £1.8million move from Manchester United to Bayer Leverkusen.

The 23-year-old defender leaves Old Trafford having made 30 first-team appearances over the past six-and-a-half seasons – but just three this campaign.

A source close to Fosu-Mensah told the Manchester Evening News that the 23-year-old is sad to be leaving United but is “excited to get a fresh start and show people what he is really capable of.”

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Fosu-Mensah hadn’t been named in a United squad since the Carabao Cup quarter-final away to Everton just before Christmas and Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave the green light for him to move away.

Solskjaer said last week: “I’m not sure if Timo is going to stay or [if] he’s going to take an option now.

“He’s not played enough, so of course he’s been allowed to speak to clubs, with a view to leaving now in January.

“It’s difficult when you’ve got good players, talented players, and you can’t give them game time. He’s now at the stage where he needs to go and play again.

“It might be [at the] end of January, or it might be in the summer that he finds somewhere else.

“So he’s working hard, Tim, he’s ready for a move for any club that he feels ready for.”

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