Crystal Palace new boy Timothy Fosu-Mensah is relishing the chance of regular first-team football.

Fosu-Mensah, 19, joined the Eagles on a season-long loan from Manchester United on Thursday.

The versatile defender said: “The manager spoke to me about coming down to join Crystal Palace and it was clear that he wanted me to be part of his squad which as a player gives you a great feeling straight away.

“I must now repay that back by putting in some good performances for the club.

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“I am only 19 years old and still have a lot to learn and therefore getting the opportunity to play more games on a regular basis will help my development.”

Palace boss Frank de Boer is reunited with Fosu-Mensah after working with the Dutchman at Ajax.

He added: “Timothy is a player who has great pace and incredible physical ability.

“In today’s game you need players with strength and speed and he is a player who can also play in midfield.

“I am seeing him in our system as a right centre-back but he can also play as a full-back in a 4-3-3.”