Tahith Chong Manchester United Tactical Analysis

The Curacao-born attacker was linked with a move away from Old Trafford but has put pen to paper on a new thing.

Manchester United winger Tahith Chong has signed a new two-year deal in the club.

The 20-year-old has made 14 appearances for the first team in all contests and has been tipped for the top ever since he was given his debut back in January 2019 from the FA Cup against Reading.

Doubts were raised over his long term future at the club along with his prior deal up in the end of the year and contract negotiations stalling. But the forward has put pen to paper on a new deal that will see him remain in the club until June 2022, with the option for a further year.

Chong, who joined the club’s academy in 2016, said: “When I joined Manchester United as a child, it was a fantasy come true. It’s an honour each time I pull the top and represent this bar.

“I’m working hard every day to improve and I understand this is the best environment to develop my own game. The chance to learn in the supervisor, his coaching staff and the world class players here are fantastic.

“I’m delighted to sign this new contract and really thankful for the opportunity to prove myself for several years to come.”

Amongst all of the extended contract talks, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remained convinced that the 20-year-old would commit to a new deal and has always been determined that he saw the Netherlands Under-21 global having a long-term future at the club.

The United manager said: “Tahith works really hard every day and he’s constantly improving. His performances this year, whether for the first team or Under-23s, are a testament to his hard work, dedication and to his personality.

“We are delighted with the progress he’s made since he stepped up from the academy and are excited about continuing to develop his gift. Tahith has great potential; given his age, ability and work ethic, we can see he has a bright future at Manchester United.”

Chong may well get a chance to repay the club’s religion when United take on LASK from the Europa League on Thursday, with a crunch struggle to follow in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday.