MANCHESTER UNITED loanee Timothy Fosu-Mensah is to have knee ligament surgery.
The 21-year-old Fulham star was forced off the pitch in the 66th minute of the Cottagers’ 2-0 win over Everton last weekend.
He will go under the knife before returning to Old Trafford to begin his rehabilitation.
Dutchman Fosu-Mensah has been on loan at Craven Cottage for the whole of the 2018/19 season but has started just ten games this season.
And his limited appearances did nothing to stop the London side’s drop into the Championship.
Fosu-Mensah felt the pain himself, using Twitter to say sorry to fans.
He wrote: “I want to apologise to all the amazing fans and say I’m sorry I couldn’t help keep the club up this season.
“We did all we could but it just wasn’t enough. It’s a fantastic club and I know you will be back in the Premier League very soon.”
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The versatile midfielder or full-back, who has three caps for his country, had more luck getting game time when on loan at Crystal Palace last season.
He made 24 appearances in all competitions for the Eagles, including 17 Premier League starts.
Fosu-Mensah is contracted to United until the end of next season.