Timothy Fosu-Mensah says it was a special experience to play his part in Manchester United’s FA Cup semi-final victory over Everton at Wembley.
Of course, the day could have ended very differently for the defender and the Reds when Fosu-Mensah was adjudged to have fouled Everton’s Ross Barkley in the area which led to a Toffee’s penalty. David De Gea’s spot-kick save delighted everyone in a red shirt, none more so than Fosu-Mensah who once again showed his quality.
Fosu-Mensah 18, was as expected still buzzing when speaking to ManUtd.com after the game and says he hopes he can build on what has been a very pleasing couple of months for him since breaking into the first team.
Speaking to ManUtd.com after the game, he said “It was special. It is a great stadium and there was a great atmosphere.”
“It has been an exciting few weeks, but I still have to learn a lot of things and that’s what I am trying to do. Keep learning, keep improving and try to develop as a player and train hard every day.”
Fosu has recently contributed to helping the Reds go top of the clean sheets table in the Premier League has heaped praise on the impressive defensive pairing of Chris Smalling and Daley Blind, plus the consistently fantastic form of David De Gea as being key to the achievement.
“Chris and Daley communicate so well with me. Everyone in the defence is great, of course David as well. He is a top goalkeeper and he saved us again on Saturday. You can see the partnership between Daley and Chris and how they express themselves, they are a great pair.”
“I am enjoying playing full-back but I am happy to play anywhere the manager puts me, I just do my best and try my hardest.”