Fulham boss Meulensteen to hand Dembele Cup chance

Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen is set to play superkid Moussa Dembele in their FA Cup tie against Norwich City.

Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen is set to play superkid Moussa Dembele in their FA Cup tie against Norwich City.

The French forward, 17, made his Fulham debut as a late substitute at West Ham in November and has recently returned to full fitness after injuring his hamstring in that game.

“He is a goalscorer, first and foremost,” said Meulensteen. “Moussa knows where the net is and he is clinical in and around the box.

“He has a variety of finishes and he is a good athlete as well. He is a strong player and has got a great personality.”

Dembele has been prolific at youth level and is reportedly attracting the interest of Manchester United and Liverpool.

Meulensteen said: “I am looking forward to integrating him more in first-team training.

“There are many other young players coming into the group. That is what I did during my time at Manchester United and I am going to do exactly the same here.”

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