Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah is set to sign a new deal after the international break to extend his stay at Old Trafford. His current contract runs down at the end of the 2016/17 season.

The 18-year-old was signed by the Red Devils by former manage Louis van Gaal in the summer of 2014. After spending a year at the academy and featuring in various positions, the ex-Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager handed the Dutchman his first team debut in the last campaign.

Fosu-Mensah was impressive under Van Gaal and has featured twice this season under Jose Mourinho, who is United's current manager. He can play on either side in the back four and also as a central defender.

According to The Sun, the versatile defender is set to sign a new four-year deal, which will be worth £5.2m ($6.45m). His new deal will see his wages rise to £25,000-a-week as he remains in the former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager's plans at Old Trafford.

Earlier in the summer transfer window, there were reports that the defender would be allowed to leave either on a permanent deal or on loan. However, Fosu-Mensah's agent Jonathan Barnett told IBTimes UK that the reports linking his client with a move from United were not true.

Fosu-Mensah admitted in August that he is happy with his development under Mourinho at United.

"It's going well. I am fit and do not have much to complain about. I have not played much, but train with the first-team and do everything with the first-team. I want to fight myself into the base," the Manchester Evening News quoted Fosu-Mensah as saying.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah
Timothy Fosu-Mensah moved to Manchester United from Ajax in 2014 Getty

"I talk to Jose Mourinho about my development, which is going well. Mourinho has faith in me, so he keeps me in the selection," he added.