Timothy Fosu-Mensah: Manchester United have one of world's best 50 young players, says study

Promising Manchester United youngster Timothy Fosu-Mensah has received recognition.

The Guardian have named Manchester United youngster Timothy Fosu-Mensah as one of the 50 most promising players in world football.

The study lists the top 50 prospects born in 1998, split into countries, with Fosu-Mensah named as one of the two Dutch youngsters to feature.

He is one of three Premier League based players named, with Arsenal's Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Krystian Bielik featuring, while Ismail Azzaoui, a player surprisingly sold by Tottenham Hotspur to Wolfsburg is also named.

Fosu-Mensah is a player United signed from Ajax in 2014, and the recognition is testament to the club's scouting department and the way they have helped him progress since joining.

The teenager, 17, is a centre-back who has made quite the impact in his first season. The Manchester Evening News reported earlier this year that the Dutchman has already caught the eye of manager Louis van Gaal.

The youngster has not yet made his debut for the first team, and it is too early to expect it to come this season, but Fosu-Mensah remains a name to keep an eye on, and perhaps feature for the club in pre-season next summer.

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