Discussion in 'Manchester United Academy' started by Sideshow Bob, Apr 28, 2016.
Chong blames Feyenoord for Manchester United move - Football Oranje
Looks an exciting player, looking forward to watching him next season
Dutch have very high hopes for him, seen someone compare him to George Best!
Won the best attacker trophy in the Otten Cup.
Chong has been named in the Netherlands U19s squad for the Euro qualifiers against Romania and San Marino.
Played 74 minutes against Romania.
Manchester United Under-18 player pen pics - Official Manchester United Website
U18s: Manchester United 1-2 Southampton - 12th December 2016
Manchester United starlet Tahith Chong suffers serious injury
Feel sorry for the lad. Hope he comes back from this stronger.
Chong has looked great since his return from injury. I had worried that his fearless attacking nature would wain given his injury but he's back with aplomb. He took a heavy knock today for the under 18's against Liverpool, which led to a second yellow for the Liverpool player, but Chong has got back up, dusted himself off and straight back into his fearless runs. He clearly has a strong mentality which will really stand to him going forward.
Yeah he was relentless today
Looks like he has picked up a bad one tonight. Head or neck injury. Down for 6 minutes barely moving. Stretchered off with oxygen. Hope he is ok but it didn't look good.
Hopefully just precaution be gutting for him if he’s out for a long time having missed 10 months with his last injury.
Reserves: Manchester United 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur - 29th January 2018
Not bad to score on your reserves debut. He looks a real talent, his run on that replay was full of intent and his coolness in front of goal was also impressive. One to watch for sure. H
Sounds like he was the best player on the park. I don't get to watch anymore but week in week out for the past season and a half, goals against are blamed on defensive errors, defence coach needs a good shake!
So do we think we are going to get a chance to see this lad anytime soon? Same with Gomes?
I think there is more chance of seeing chong than Gomes tbh. He seems to have stepped up to u23s easier and has a better physique for it.i would like to see him in the squad and get bits of game time next season
Yeah I would agree with that. Chong looks like he could handle himself where as Gomes might get a little bullied right now. I would definitely like to see them both of them make it in the future but right now I think Chong has the attributes to make the step up earlier.
I think it’s too early to throw him into first team football. I mean the step up is too huge. Maybe a season training with the first team and then see whether he can make the step up to first team football.
I think we might see a few academy kids on the bench for the final few games of the season so they might get a chance to come on depending on how those games go.
Next season I think they will look to get them playing games in the U23 league and maybe if they catch the eye in training get them in the squad for CL or league cup games. The U23's will likely be looking to get promoted back to the top U23 division after relegation so they might look to have a stronger U23 side next season compared to this season although Butt said recently even at U23 level results aren't what they really care about it's all about getting players ready for the first team and one of the reasons our team is weak this season is guys like McTominay & Rashford are playing first team football.
Chong & Gomes had a few injuries this season and competition is fierce in the attacking positions currently so it'll be tough for them to break into the first team next season.
If we could find the right clubs loan moves could be options as to be honest the U23 league is a joke because of the loan system the best U23 players aren't even playing in it so maybe getting them first team football somewhere would be good for them but I don't see the rush probably best they stick around next season then maybe look at loans the following year.
There really is no need to rush these things some players are ready at 16-17 like Rooney others aren't ready until they're 21 like Lingard.