Dutch-born Ghanaian teenager Timothy Fosu-Mensah has revealed Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho regularly text him to check how my loan is going.
The 19-year-old has started both of Crystal Palace’s English Premier League games after arriving from the Old Trafford on loan.
United boss Mourinho offering words of encouragement after their shock defeat by Huddersfield Town.
Mourinho’s no.2 Rui Faria has also been getting in touch with Fosu-Mensah, with the United backroom team making sure lines of communication remain open while the former Ajax Amsterdam youngster is at Selhurst Park.
‘He’s been texting but sometimes he rings,’ Fosu-Mensah said. ‘Sometimes it is the assistant too. It’s definitely good to have that contact because I’m still under contract there.
‘He’s told me to just keep focusing on my game. We spoke and both came to the agreement that this is the best move for my development. He’s said that we should keep talking to each other.’
The Eagles slipped to a 1-0 loss against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.
By El Akyereko