Fosu-Mensah returns to Man United from Fulham for knee surgery

Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah is heading back to the club, ending his Fulham loan spell due to a knee injury.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah in action for Fulham against Everton.   -  Getty Images

Timothy Fosu-Mensah will return to parent club Manchester United from Fulham after having surgery on a knee ligament injury.

Netherlands international Fosu-Mensah joined Fulham in August after a spell at Crystal Palace last season, playing regularly before Aaron Wan-Bissaka's emergence at right-back.

A versatile player who can play across the back four and in central midfield, Fosu-Mensah was seen as a shrewd acquisition by Fulham following its promotion.

But his performances at Craven Cottage have made him a regular target for criticism and he has played just 12 times in the Premier League, the latest against Everton on Saturday seeing him sustain a knee injury.

Fosu-Mensah requires surgery and his subsequent rehabilitation will be at United, indicating the defender's time at Fulham – whose relegation has been confirmed – is over.

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