Manchester United fans react as Tahith Chong continues to impress on loan at Birmingham City
Manchester United starlet Tahith Chong is making waves at Birmingham City where he is currently on loan for the 2021/22 season.
The youngster has so far made two appearances for the Blues and has left an indelible impression on Birmingham fans with his performances. Although they fell to Bournemouth, Chong stood out as a shining beacon of hope on the night.
The 21-year-old for all his talent is yet to make a proper mark at United. There is clearly a promising player in the Dutchman. Whether he will reach that potential or fall by the wayside remains to be seen.
Moving to Birmingham is admittedly a step-down but the promise of more playtime could help draw out his abilities to the fore. The onus is now on the player to impress and he appears to be doing just that.
Chong currently has one year remaining on his contract. United however have the option of a further year. He joined the club from Dutch side Feyenoord in 2016 and won the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award in 2019 and the Denzil Haroun Reserve Player of the Year award in 2019.
His loan spell at Werder Bremen last season was a disaster. He lasted just half a season, after which he shifted to Brugge until the end of the 2020/21 campaign. He enjoyed better fortunes in Belgium, scoring once and assisting four more in just 13 appearances. (h/t Transfermarkt)
Now at Birmingham, he will have a chance to compete in arguably one of the most competitive leagues in England. It could be just the tonic he needs to make United sit up and take notice of his talent.
United fans certainly have done so and took to Twitter to express their opinion. A number of them were visibly excited by the player’s performances at St Andrew’s. We take a look at what was said below.
United fans lavish praise on Tahith Chong following Birmingham heroics
I’m happy that Tahith Chong’s getting regular gametime at Birmingham. Wish he can get some G/A to backup his asking price to buyer clubs next summer. Don’t know why but various clubs seem to be interested in him.— Nafis🔰 (@nafisMUFC) August 18, 2021
If Tahith Chong carries on like this, Birmingham will be retiring his number when his loan expires.— Michael B. Jones (@MikulBee) August 18, 2021
Let’s goooooo motm performance incoming— shawberto carlos ifb (@lukebertoshaw) August 18, 2021
Glad he his doing well there ✊— Ricardo 🔴 (@Mmyersjnr) August 18, 2021
Carrington has a habit of producing talented wingers, hope Chongy can continue to develop this year and be part of the squad next year— Josh (@J13Huggs) August 18, 2021
We just need to build his value so any from his sale can go towards our transfer budget next season.— AADZ Fully Vaccinated (@AADZ13) August 18, 2021
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Hope he continues improving..— Island Ace (@ace_contractors) August 18, 2021
First game he got mom and played centre mid in a 3 so yeah deffo worth keeping an eye on. Deffo got the talent.— Ryan Clayton (@Ryan_Clayton_10) August 18, 2021
I dont know if it’s just me but Chong just feels like another Lingard type player.— Ama Voice of reason (@amadedon) August 18, 2021
A player that will never really be great but will be useful. And we already have players that are better and young too. With the likes of Elanga coming through I dont see a future for him @ United.