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Manchester United defender set for Hertha Berlin loan move

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Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah, 20, is close to joining Hertha Berlin on a season-long loan.

The Dutchman spent the entirety of last campaign at Crystal Palace and made 21 appearances in the Premier League as the Eagles avoided relegation.

Fosu-Mensah played in Manchester United’s friendlies in the United States but has once again been deemed surplus to requirements by Jose Mourinho.

He will look to continue his development under Hertha manager Pal Dardai and the club that finished 10th in the Bundesliga last season.

Fosu-Mensah is a utility player and can comfortably slot in either as a central defender or at full-back.

He has been on the books of Manchester United since 2014 when he joined the club’s youth setup from Ajax.

Jose Mourinho has moaned about the lack of transfer activity despite signing the duo of Fred and Dalot. Reports claim the United hierarchy informed the Portuguese gaffer to raise cash from the sale of players to fund his transfer.

Manchester United are in action against Bayern Munich in their final pre-season friendly before they commence their Premier League campaign against Leicester City on Friday.