Twitter reacts as Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong impresses at left-back
It was a night to remember for Tahith Chong as the Manchester United youngster played his first game as a left-back.
A specialist right-winger, he is also capable of tearing up the flank on the other side. However, Ole Gunnar Solskajer’s decision to sue the young Dutchman as a left-back came as a surprise.
To his credit, Chong put up a performance that would even have made his detractors sit up and take notice.
On the field for just 18 minutes and out of position, he showed remarkable adaptability to look imperious on the field.
Chong impressed during his 22 minutes on the pitch. He showed flashes of brilliance and even bombed forward at times to good effect.
Years ago, Harry Redknapp converted Gareth Bale from a left-back into a world-class winger. It may be a stretch to say so at this point in time, but Chong might as well be successful going the other way.
A number of United fans were impressed with the youngster’s performance. They took to Twitter to praise Chong for his exploits. We take a look at a few of them below.
Twitter reacts as Tahith Chong impresses at left-back
Am I seeing Chong as an attacking left full back! You wanted the man to experiment in this game and he most definitely is! I love it.— ManUtdSense (@SensibleUtd) August 5, 2020
Nahh Chong is something at left back 👍🏽— Hate ’em🌵 (@ifvckandrun) August 5, 2020
So Tahith Chong as a Left-back was something I didn’t think would work but I change my mind. #MUNLASK— Uche Jombo Rodriguez (@uchejombo) August 5, 2020
Chong really needed 18 minutes to become our best left back…— 🕸™ (@bissakawrld) August 5, 2020
Ole said ‘fuck it’ and threw Chong on at left-back and created a demon.— Jordan Clarke (@FourFourJordan) August 5, 2020
On a lighter note Chong is actually a generational left back— Trav🍋 (@Trraavv) August 5, 2020
Unpopular opinion: Chong Left Back>>>>Saka left back— JonG-👹 (@JonathanG16__) August 5, 2020
Tahith Chong is now operating as a left back and has looked very bright since he’s come on.— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) August 5, 2020
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Anyone else think Chong was actually really good when he came on at Left Back?— 🧛🏽 (@KendricksIntern) August 5, 2020
Chong coming on to play left back? You have my attention— Dutty Boukman (@Reemzestilo) August 5, 2020