Tahith Chong Spotted Training With Manchester United's First Team Ahead Of Juventus Tie
Tahith Chong trained with the Manchester United first team on Monday morning ahead of their Champions League tie, as the 18-year-old prospect continues to make an impression in the youth academy.
Chong, who joined the club back in April 2016 having been tempted away from Feyenoord, has adapted to life in England and this latest vote of confidence from the manager will only improve his chances of being in contention for upcoming Premier League and Champions League squads.
It was revealed that fellow youngsters Zach Dearnley and Tom Sang also joined first team training ahead of tomorrow's group stage game against Juventus.
Tahith Chong training with the first team ahead of Juventus #mufc- Charlotte Duncker (@CharDuncker) October 22, 2018
Earlier this year Jose Mourinho expressed his delight at the youngster's performance in their pre-season friendly against Club America.
After the game, the Dutch talent began to trend on Twitter, with many praising his confidence in possession, as well as his ability to defend.
"He (Chong) was good. He came with the intention to show, and in a moment where we have no strikers on the pitch, Martial was the only one and then he left, so we needed people to create, have some initiative, which he did." Mourinho told MUTV.
"The action for the cross for the goal is a beautiful action. He was enthusiastic, he was confident to play."
"Of course physically he has his limitations, and when he has one more touch and he allows that body contact of course he loses it, but when he makes the ball move and attacks people one against one, he has quality. He's a good kid."
Back in January, the exciting winger announced himself to an onlooking Mourinho with a sublime individual performance on his reserve team debut, last night.
Boasting the famous number seven shirt against Tottenham's reserve side, Chong genuinely looked a threat from attacking positions and deservedly found the net in the 49th minute.
Chong, who joined the club back in April 2016 having been tempted away from Feyenoord, has clearly adapted to life in England and this performance clearly impressed the onlooking manager after he joined the club in their US pre-season tour.
Seriously, this lad looks the real deal. Just look at him dancing around the opposition with ease: