Ahead of the game against Aston Villa news that almost went under radar was the Reds signing of youngster Timothy Fosu Mensah who first arrived at the club last season.
The Metro notes:
The 16-year-old defender, who can also operate in midfield, joined from Ajax in the summer of 2014, and has impressed in the United age-groups since his arrival.
Louis van Gaal is believed to have rewarded the Netherlands Under-17 captain with his first professional deal at Old Trafford.
Fosu-Mensah was pictured signing his new contract beside United assistant manager Ryan Giggs on Friday.
It’s always a positive to see United bagging some of the brightest young talents, a fact underlined last night at Aston Villa when Adnan Januzaj bagged the winner – a player who joined the club at a similar age to Fosu Mensah.
Time will obviously tell just how good the former Ajax defender Fosu Mensah is and it’s far too soon to be making any judgments but few fans will be disappointed to know the club are doing their best to acquire Europe’s talented youngsters. Hopefully Fosu-Mensah will be a name we’ll hear a lot of in the future.
Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2015/08/14/timothy-fosu-mensah-signs-first-contract-with-manchester-united-5343977/#ixzz3ircb4gap