Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu Mensah is keen to make a big impact at Old Trafford under new manager Jose Mourinho despite not playing any of the games so far this season.

The 18-year old is one of the brightest youngsters at the club and new manager José Mourinho is keen to help the Dutch footballer in his development. Mourinho is keen to follow the club principles as the United academy is known to develop their youth players.

‘I have not played much but I train with the first team and do everything with the first team,’ he told Fox Sports.

‘I want to fight myself into the base. I talk to Jose Mourinho about my development, which is going well. Mourinho has faith in me.’

The young defender has shown his admiration for new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic as he is full of praise for a Swede.

‘Training with Zlatan is very special and you learn a lot. After [training] you see how he takes free-kicks and how he finishes, then you see what a top player he is.

‘If you face him, you can also learn a lot from him. You are extra sharp as you train against him so you don’t look ridiculous.’

Fosu-Mensah had joined Manchester United from Ajax back in 2014 and has broken into the first team in February this year after coming on as a substitute for Rojo in their 3-2 win against Arsenal.

The 18-year old went on to make 10 appearances for the Red Devils and is expected to do big things this season.

The young defender was expected to leave Manchester United after José Mourinho took over as manager but he is set to stay with the first team this season while other young players are set to leave on loan or permanent moves.

The 18-year old can play a number of positions which include defensive midfield, centre defense and can also play as a full-back and is tipped to do big things in the coming years.

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