Man Utd loanee thanks ‘amazing’ Old Trafford teammate for help

Date published: Thursday 19th November 2020 4:57 - Samuel Bannister

Tahith Chong says he is not thinking too much about his future while on loan at Werder Bremen from Manchester United.

Chong joined Werder in the summer transfer window in order to build up senior experience. He had previously only made 16 appearances for United’s first team.

However, the Dutch starlet remains one of their brightest prospects, so they decided to send him to the Bundesliga to develop.

So far, Chong has one goal from seven appearances in all competitions at Werder, but is yet to get off the mark in the Bundesliga. His progress has also been stuttered due to injury issues and time spent in isolation, as per coronavirus regulations.

The 20-year-old is still hopeful of having a good season, though. Now, he has revealed how he has settled in at his new club, but is not yet thinking about whether he will make the move permanent or not.

“I am very much in the here and now, and avoid looking too much into the future,” he told Bild.

“I can say that I feel very comfortable here.

“Everyone is very accommodating to me, and I have made friends here. I can’t judge what people expect.

“I’ve been here two-and-a-half months now; I have to learn a new language and get used to the game.”


Chong thanks Man Utd teammates

Chong has been on the books at United since joining their academy in 2016. In that time, he has featured briefly in the Premier League, FA Cup, EFL Cup, Champions League and Europa League.

However, moving to England at such a young age (he was 16 at the time) is a big step for any player. Hence, he has had to be patient for first team opportunities.

But Chong is already reflecting on his spell as a United player with fondness – naming one player in particular who has helped him in his career to date.

“Juan Mata was amazing on and off the pitch,” he added.

“I can highlight many positively. Everyone helped me a lot. I am still in contact with them, and they often ask me how I am.

“(I respond that) everything is fine for me and that I want to develop myself further in Bremen.”

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