Trouble for Solskjaer as Man United star leaves club to join top German side

Trouble for Solskjaer as Man United star leaves club to join top German side

- Bayer Leverkusen have snapped up Timothy Fosu Mensah from Man United

- Mensah is said to have agreed a three-year deal with the German giants

- The defender, who joined United in 2014 from Ajax, has failed to nail a starting role at Old Trafford

- Despite making his debut in 2016, the 23-year-old managed just appearances for the Red Devils

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Man United defender Timothy Fosu Mensah is on the verge of completing a January move to Bayer Leverkusen.

Timothy Fosu Mensah: Man United defender leaves Old Trafford

Mensah, who joined United in 2014 from Ajax has failed to nail a starting role at Old Trafford. Photo by Tom Purslow.
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Fosu-Mensah arrived in Germany on Tuesday, January 12, ahead of his switch to the Bundesliga side.

According to Mail Online, the Dutch star has since agreed a three-year deal with Leverkusen, with the German side set to fork out just £1.8m for his signature.

The publication, citing Manchester Evening News reported the promising defender is understood to be sad leaving Old Trafford but also excited to "get a fresh start" and "show what he is capable of."

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The 23-year-old's departure came after he failed to have an impact with the Red despite being touted as a potential.

The youngster's last appearance for United was during the side's slim 1-0 against Watford during the FA Cup on Saturday, January 9.

His exit effectively ends his six-year tumultuous spell with the Manchester club that saw him fail to nail a starting role.

Mensah joined the Old Trafford dwellers in 2014 from Dutch side Ajax and has managed just 30 appearances during his entire spell with the Premier League giants.

He made his debut in February 2016 as a left back against Arsenal before making a full debut against Watford three days later.

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His spell at United was punctuated with two loan spells with Crystal Palace and Watford.

It is understood United are lining up a number of other players for sale during the window including defensive duo Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo.

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Goalkeeper Sergio Romero has also been tipped to leave with his current deal due to expire in the summer.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Man United legend Gary Neville has admitted the club stand a chance to gun for the title after earning a crucial win at Burnley on Tuesday night, January 12.

Man United edged the Turf Moor-based side 1-0 to cart home all the three points, with Paul Pogba scoring the vital goal that separated the two teams.

The win was enough to send the Red Devils three points clear on top of the standings as Liverpool dropped to second with 33 points.

This is the first time the Old Trafford dwellers are sitting on the summit of the Premier League table in January since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club in 2013.

The win at Burnley also saw United extend their unbeaten streak away from home and remain the only side yet to lose on the road so far this season.

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