Manchester United youngster Timothy Fosu-Mensah is happy to play out of position to secure playing time under Jose Mourinho. The 18-year-old Dutchman has fulfilled a variety of roles for the Reds since making his first-team debut last season.
Fosu-Mensah has seen his playing time restricted since Mourinho's arrival at the club, despite recently extending his contract at Old Trafford. However, the teenager has insisted he is open-minded about where he plays provided he is getting first-team action.
"If the manager needs me at centre-back I will play centre-back, but if he needs me in midfield or at full-back of course I'll play there," Fosu-Mensah told Inside United.
"I have played in all the positions so as soon as you play in one it feels normal. The manager hasn't said to me 'you're a right-back or you're a midfielder' but whenever he needs me I'll be ready."
Fosu-Mensah is the youngest member of Mourinho's first-team squad and has revealed he has tapped into the experience of players like Michael Carrick as he looks to develop his own game. Fosu-Mensah explained that the 35-year-old midfielder has been offering him plenty of helpful advice since he was promoted to the first team under Louis van Gaal.
"It's great to work with all the players here, especially the experienced ones," the United youngster shared. "You train with them every day so you can see what they're doing and talk to them. The older players speak with you and help you, especially Michael [Carrick], he speaks with me a lot and just gives me help with the little things. The team spirit we have here is great."
Fosu-Mensah joined United from Dutch club Ajax in 2014 and recently extended his contract until June 2020, with the option to extend for a further year. After signing the deal, Fosu-Mensah said he hopes to spend many years at the Old Trafford club. "I feel very happy. It [the contract] shows that the club has a lot of confidence in me and I just want to pay them back with my performances on the pitch," Fosu-Mensah told MUTV. "I hope this is the first of many. I'll keep trying to develop myself."