Manchester United’s promising youngster, Tahith Chong was previously scouted by Chelsea but the Red Devils’ former head of recruitment, Derek Langley managed to lure the Dutchman away from the Blues.
Langley was quoted, “Tahith was spotted when he was a 14/15-year-old playing in a tournament at Carrington. What used to be the Nike Premier Cup. He had already been tipped by our scouts in Holland and basically, I followed him at that tournament and then I followed him all over Europe.”
“Tahith’s parents would be the first to tell you that his form dipped slightly due to growth issues so at that time, so I just held fire. I carried on watching him and realised his form was coming back. He was on the verge of signing for Chelsea and I managed to convince his parents and the boy his future lie at United.”
Chong has quite recently been promoted to the United senior squad, making his debut in the 2-0 FA Cup victory against Reading last week. He came on as a substitute for Juan Mata and immediately started to show off his impressive skills with the ball.
Another academy product by the name of Angel Gomes, who operates from the attacking midfield position is looking to make appearances for the senior team as well under the caretaker boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
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