Former United star reveals why he left the club despite the backing of Solskjaer

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Former Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah has explained the reason behind his exit from the club.

The Dutchman joined Bayer Leverkusen in January for a fee in the region of £1.5million for the defender after he previously rejected a contract offer from the club.

The former United academy product has claimed lack of playing time was the reason why he left Old Trafford.

“Yes, it was my decision,” Fosu-Mensah said, as reported by The Independent.

“It was difficult because I ruptured my ACL after my loan spell at Fulham. I was out for a long time. I came back, Solskjaer gave me the minutes, they triggered the option in my contract.

“Solskjaer’s been good to me but at the end I was not playing a lot and obviously, when you’re 22, 23, 24 you need to be playing.

“I didn’t play much and I wanted to play. I think it was the best decision in the end for me to go somewhere else where I would get more minutes.”