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‘It was my decision’: Timothy Fosu-Mensah opens up on Man United exit

The club and the manager were good to me, reflects Tim.

Fosu-Mensah considers leaving United ‘the best decision’ he’s made.

“When you are 22, 23, 24-years-old you need to be playing,” Timothy Fosu-Mensah told PA, as quoted by Goal.

“It was my decision [top leave]. The manager was good to me but at the end, I was not playing a lot. It was the best decision, in the end, to go somewhere else where I would get more minutes.

“The club and the manager were good to me. I recovered from a big injury, they helped me, gave me minutes – I played in the FA Cup semi-final and the Europa League semi-final. But it’s important to play regularly and to get my opportunity in the national team too.”

The former Manchester United player added: “Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] has been very good to me. I spoke with him because he had a big injury as a player so he knew exactly how I felt. When I played against Crystal Palace after 16 months out he was very happy for me.

“These were very good moments. He knew I had the quality. I have no bad things to say about him because he has been very good to me. But Bayer Leverkusen is a very nice club with tradition, good people and good players.”

The youngster joined the German outfit last month after rejecting a new contract offer from the Red Devils. Since joining Bayer, Fosu-Mensah has made four appearances across competitions so far.

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