Timothy Fosu-Mensah has Crystal Palace medical ahead of loan from Manchester United

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29:  Timothy Fosu-Mensah of Manchester United during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Manchester United and Wig
Image: Timothy Fosu-Mensah is having a medical at Crystal Palace ahead of a season-long loan

Manchester United teenager Timothy Fosu-Mensah is having a medical at Crystal Palace ahead of a season-long loan

The versatile 19-year-old can play at right-back, centre-back or defensive-midfield and is well-known to Palace manager and fellow Dutchman Frank de Boer.

United are prepared to let Fosu-Mensah leave on loan after strengthening in defence and midfield by signing Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic.

Palace have been looking to bolster their options in defence having only signed centre-back Jairo Riedewald, another Dutchman, this summer.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah of Manchester United during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Manchester United and Wigan
Image: Fosu-Mensah has made 21 appearances for Manchester United

Fosu-Mensah has made 21 appearances for United in all competitions having made his debut in a 3-2 win against Arsenal in February last year.

He played eight times in the Premier League under Louis van Gaal, while Jose Mourinho brought him into the team towards the end of last season when a number of players were injured.

Fosu-Mensah said earlier this summer that Mourinho's reputation for not giving youth a chance was "not true" and that he is happy to play in any position for his boss.

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He said: "If the manager wants me to play centre-back I will play there. If he wants me to play defensive midfield I will play there. If he needs me to play right back I will play there. I like them all and can play them all so it is not a problem."

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