Fosu Mensah hails semi-final win as ‘special’

Timothy Fosu-Mensah might have been harshly adjudged to have brought down Ross Barkley for a hotly contested penalty in Manchester United’s 1-2 win over Everton, but the young Dutchman still described the experience of Saturday’s semi-final victory as ‘special’.

Speaking on the match at Wembley: “It’s a great stadium and great atmosphere. It was very special to play in this stadium. It’s been an exciting few weeks but I still have to learn a lot of things and that’s what I’m trying to do. Keep learning, keep improving and try to develop as a player and train hard every day.”

He also had words of praise for United’s backline, including David de Gea and first choice centre back partnership Chris Smalling and Daley Blind.

“Chris and Daley communicate so well with me. Everyone in the defence is great, of course David as well. He’s a top goalkeeper and he saved us again on Saturday,” referring to De Gea’s penalty save. “You can see the partnership between Daley and Chris and how they express themselves, they’re a great pair.

“I’m enjoying playing full-back but I’m happy to play anywhere the manager wants to put me. I just do my best and try my hardest.”