Timothy Fosu-Mensah produced his best performance in a Crystal Palace shirt against Manchester City.
Palace are only allowed to loan two players from their top-flight counterparts, and have United’s Fosu-Mensah and Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek on their books.
The Daily Mail understands that manager Roy Hodgson wants the option of signing an attacker on loan and could therefore sacrifice Fosu-Mensah at the cost of a £1m fee.
However, Hodgson may want to reconsider his stance on the Dutchman’s future following his outstanding display in Sunday’s 0-0 draw with the previously unstoppable Manchester City.
Fosu-Mensah outmuscled and outpaced Leroy Sane in a fascinating battle down the Palace right, impressively subduing the dangerous German winger at Selhurst Park.
While Hodgson is keen to recruit another goalscorer, he would do well to find one on loan who could have the sort of impact that Fosu-Mensah had against City this afternoon.