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Timothy Fosu-Mensah signs new Manchester United contract

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The Dutch youngster has committed his future to the Red Devils

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Manchester United have confirmed via their official website that teenage Dutch defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah has signed a new contract with the club.

Fosu-Mensah signed for United in 2014 and has graduated from the academy into the first-team.

The youngster has made 12 first-team appearances to date, featuring at right-back, left-back and centre-back, and he is also capable of playing in central midfield.

The new deal will keep Fosu-Mensah at United until 2020 with the option of an additional year.

"I am delighted to have signed a new contract here at Manchester United," Fosu-Mensah told United’s website. "I have enjoyed every minute since I joined this great club and I want to continue the progress that I feel I have made so far. I am learning every day from the manager and the coaching staff. I appreciate the trust that the club has in me and I want to repay that with my performances on the pitch."

United manager José Mourinho said: "Tim is young player with great potential. I am pleased that he has signed a new contract and I am delighted at the progress he has made so far. It is clear to see that he is learning every day in training and there will be plenty of opportunities for him as the season continues."