Tahith Chong produces nice skill for Manchester United U18s

Published Add your comment

Football News

Manchester United finalised a deal to sign Dutch youngster Tahith Chong from Feyenoord in the summer.

There’s plenty of reason to be excited about the 16-year-old, and not just because of his shaggy hair.

He has already represented the Netherlands at Under-17 level and can play on the left wing and as a striker.

Chong has high expectations, too. He has sights of making the step up to United’s U21 team within a year.

“I start in Manchester in the A1 [academy] and may sometimes take part in Manchester United Under-21s," told, via the Mirror.

"I’ve been there a few times and I am definitely impressed by the club. United have good accommodation for youth players and it is up to me to make that step.”

For now, though, Chong will have to settle for the U18s.

He featured in the 4-1 win over Blackburn U18s on Saturday and though he wasn’t on the scoresheet, he did show off a nice piece of skill.

Man United U18s went on to win 4-1.


Of course, we shouldn’t begin the Ronaldinho comparisons just yet.

It’s simply nice to see a promising player waiting to break into the first team, a la Marcus Rashford.

Chong's highlight reel

Not a money grabber

Chong joined Feyenoord at the age of 10, and admitted there was a point when he wanted to stay longer in his home country.

"We were talking about a contract. I would have liked to stay longer at Feyenoord because it's my club," he added.

"The discussions were very vague and I had expected more of it. Only after that conversation, I went to talk to Manchester United and I chose this.

"Many people call it I do it for the money, but I’m not a money grab. I choose the sporting adventure and for me it is now time to look forward.”

He’s certainly doing that now.

Does Chong have a bright future? Let us know in the comments section below!

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Wayne Rooney
Paul Pogba
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Paris Saint-Germain
Wesley Sneijder
Premier League
Manchester United

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again