Manchester United coach stunned by how fast Timothy Fosu-Mensah is

Manchester United's Timothy Fosu Mensah

Manchester United coach Paul McGuinness has been raving about Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

Manchester United's Timothy Fosu Mensah in action with Tottenham's Danny RoseManchester United's Timothy Fosu Mensah in action with Tottenham's Danny Rose

Manchester United prospect Timothy Fosu-Mensah broke into the first team late in the season, even earning a late international call-up with Holland.

Injury forced him to miss out on meeting up with the Dutch squad, but the call was a real nod to his superb progress.

Manchester United's Timothy Fosu MensahManchester United's Timothy Fosu Mensah

United youth coach Paul McGuiness told SkySports that he is impressed at just how fast the 18-year-old defender is.

"Timothy really settled in during his second year at United. He's got 'wow factor' pace and acceleration. I mean, really, his acceleration is outstanding, which can get him out of trouble when defending and means he's quick to cover people. It's quite dramatic and the crowd have seen that on occasions when he's suddenly burst past people.

"It surprises opponents whether in defence or midfield because a big strength of his is to run into spaces."

Fosu-Mensah played at right-back last season but can also play in midfield, and could be a vital utility player for the Red Devils, if new manager Jose Mourinho takes a liking to him.

New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho poses ahead of the press conferenceNew Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho poses ahead of the press conference

Mourinho will be able to study footage of Fosu-Mensah in the first team last season, and not have to simply project whether he will be able to adapt or not.

The teenager has already shown he is more than capable of starring for United, and he is one of the more exciting players to track this upcoming season.

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford and Timothy Fosu Mensah celebrate at the end of the matchManchester United's Marcus Rashford and Timothy Fosu Mensah celebrate at the end of the match

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