Timothy Fosu-Mensah is absolutely perfect for Manchester United, says Paul Parker

Manchester United's Timothy Fosu Mensah

Former Manchester United full-back urges club to pick Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

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

Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker has urged the Red Devils to pick Timothy Fosu-Mensah at right-back, and drop Antonio Valencia.

Fosu-Mensah made his debut for United under Louis van Gaal against Arsenal last season, and even earned an international call up for Holland.

Paul Parker - England in actionPaul Parker - England in action

Paul Parker, speaking exclusively to 888Sport, said: "The position United have to worry about is right-back. They have Fosu-Mensah who is absolutely perfect.

"He is a very good defender and in the final third he’s as cool as a cucumber. He never panicked last season and has an arrogance on the ball. He would be a better bet than Valencia who is fine up to a point but doesn’t have a trick.

"The thing that goes against Fosu-Mensah is that he’s young and Mourinho doesn’t like young players. It’s the same old story and if that’s what is keeping him out of the side that’s a concern.”

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

The defender Parker does not mention is last summer's signing from Torino, Italian international Matteo Darmian, whose future at the club is unclear.

If United do sell or loan him out then it will be a boost for Fosu-Mensah, who would fancy his chances of displacing Valencia at some point this season.

While Parker notes Valencia 'does not have a trick', he has proved himself repeatedly when at his best, capable of beating a man and delivering a cross, setting up Zlatan Ibrahimovic for his Community Shield winner.

Read the full 888sport interview with Paul Parker, including his thoughts that United still need three new players to challenge for the title

Leicester City's Christian Fuchs in action with Manchester United's Antonio ValenciaLeicester City's Christian Fuchs in action with Manchester United's Antonio Valencia

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