Dutch-born Ghanaian defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah has revealed why he left English Premier League side Manchester United.
According to the player, it was his decision to leave Man. United in search of regular first-team football, having joined Bayer Leverkusen during the January transfer window.
Fosu-Mensah left Old Trafford in a €2m (£1.75m) deal despite having fought his way back into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-team squad, following two separate loan spells and a serious knee injury.
The Netherlands international’s Old Trafford contract was set to expire this summer and, despite talk of a potential new deal, he came to the conclusion that he should look for regular playing time elsewhere.
“Playing for Manchester United is really a blessing. Playing in the Premier league is not easy because any team can be beaten,” he said.
“For me, it was important to play every game but I was not getting that at Manchester United that was why I left. It was not really an easy decision for me,” he added the versatile player who is currently in Ghana for holidays.
“With Bayer Leverkusen we had to take it step by step and qualify for the champions league which is important for us,” he said.
Fosu-Mensah left Manchester United in January 2021 to join Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen after five years in England.
He made six Bundesliga appearances as the club finished sixth in the just ended season, short of a champions league place