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Timothy Fosu-Mensah Says Manchester United Talent Tahith Chong Has Already Trained With the First Team

Timothy Fosu-Mensah Says Manchester United Talent Tahith Chong Has Already Trained With the First Team

Timothy Fosu-Mensah says Manchester United talent Tahith Chong has already trained with the first team.

The Dutch youngster arrived at Old Trafford from Feyenoord two years ago as a highly rated 16-year-old and has still to make his first team debut at the club.

But that’s no mean feat considering Jose Mourinho is usually slower to integrate young talent into the top team at clubs.

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Chong is rated and Fosu-Mensah has told how he’s already been training with the first team at the club – indicating that Mourinho rates the Dutch kid highly.

Speaking to MUTV, per manutd.com, the on-loan Crystal Palace defender said: “He’s a good player with a lot of potential. He is also eager to learn more and that is good about him.

“When I was there [at the Aon Training Complex], we spoke a lot. He came over and we had a chat about Manchester. I tried to make him feel settled in, like how Marcus [Rashford], Andreas [Pereira], Axel [Tuanzebe] and also Adnan [Januzaj] and Joel [Pereira] made me feel settled.

“So this is what I tried to do with Tahith. No, he is a good guy, a very good guy, and a good player.”

Chong currently turns out for United’s Under 23 team, but will have his eye on a first team breakthrough before the end of the season no doubt.

United are still in the hunt to finish second in the Premier League and are bidding for FA Cup glory so there may not be many opportunities to blood some young talent, but Chong, if any, looks like having the best chance.

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