Jose Mourinho gave limited playing time to academy players last season and Manchester United fans hoped he would be more willing to play them in the season ahead.
While Andreas Pereira looks to have done enough in the pre-season to find himself included in Mourinho’s plans, it looks as though Tim Fosu-Mensah is about to leave the club on loan.
When discussing team news ahead of Tuesday’s Super Cup final, Mourinho confirmed that the Dutchman is about to leave.
With Phil Jones, I was expecting the appeal [against the ban] to be negative. No Phil Jones, no Eric Bailly and no Tim Fosu-Mensah because, in this moment, Tim is probably going on loan to another club. So we made the decision not to travel with him.
The injuries are the long-term [ones] that you all know about – Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo. Apart from that, everybody is available. Obviously, Matic is available but not available like the others.