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Sports News of Friday, 11 August 2017

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

Timothy Fosu-Mensah wants to improve at Crystal Palace

Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah says his season-long loan to Crystal Palace will help him improve his game.

The Dutchman, who joined United as a 16-year-old, has made 12 league appearances for his parent club.

The 19-year-old, who has also played in midfield, signed a new contract at Old Trafford in October that runs to 2020.

The Ghana-eligible player says the move will help him to further improve his game.

"I still have a lot to learn and therefore getting the opportunity to play more games on a regular basis will help my development," said Fosu-Mensah.

He was previously a youth player at Ajax under new Palace boss Frank de Boer, who said he intends to play his compatriot as a right centre-back or full-back.

Palace have already signed Chelsea and England Under-21 midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan until the end of the season.

Mensah was born to Ghanaian parents in Holland and he is still available to play for Ghana as he has not played for the senior national team of Holland.