Tahith Chong on advice he received from Man Utd star before Birmingham move

Date published: Wednesday 13th October 2021 3:39 - Drew Darbyshire

Tahith Chong in action for Birmingham

Birmingham loanee Tahith Chong says he asked Manchester United team-mate Jesse Lingard for some advice before his move to Blues.

The 21-year-old winger joined the Championship side on a season-long loan in the summer. He has already made a good impression in the 10 appearances he has made so far.

Chong has previously spent time on loan at Werder Bremen and Club Brugge. He says asked for some tips from Lingard prior to his move to St Andrew’s.

He told United’s official club website: “Well, before I left, I spoke to Jesse, just briefly, about it as he’s been here as well. So I spoke to him and he explained a bit about the club so I already had kind of an idea.

“It’s always different when you experience it yourself but I have got to say it has been fantastic for me.

“Jesse just said about the fans. If you work hard on the pitch and all the stuff like that then the fans can help you through games. And the players too.

“I just came in and really liked the experience. I just wanted to listen to the staff and players and what they wanted me to do and tried to get on with that.”


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 Tahith Chong enjoying Birmingham loan

Tahith Chong in action for Man United

The Dutchman has played five games for the Red Devils since making his first team debut in 2019.

Chong is currently enjoying the experience he is getting in the Championship with Lee Bowyer’s side. The Blues currently sit in 16th in the table, having won three and drawn three from 11 games.

Chong told United’s club website: “Well, I think we had a good start to the season.”

“Obviously, now it’s a bit tougher with the recent games but I’m sure we’ll turn that around. It’s been a very good experience.

“As I’ve said loads of times, everyone here in Birmingham has been very welcoming, from the players and staff to the fans. Everyone has helped me a lot since I came here and that has made it easier for me to adapt really.”

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