Tahith Chong Joins Werder Bremen on Loan for 2020/21 Season


Manchester United’s young winger Tahith Chong has joined Bundesliga side Werder Bremen on a season long loan deal.

Chong Officially Joins Werder Bremen on Loan

Chance for First Team Action for Chong

Chong signed a new contract with United in March, which will run until June 2022. The move to the German side is a great opportunity for the Netherlands under-21 player to get first team experience.

Joining United’s academy from Dutch side Feyernoord in 2016, Chong made his senior debut two years later in United’s 2018 pre-season tour of the USA.

Career So Far

Chong is seen as one to watch at United. Impressive displays in the reserve team earned him the Denzil Haroun Reserve Player of the Year award in 2018-19.

His competitive debut came in a 2-0 win over Reading in the FA Cup. Arguably his best game in a United shirt so far came in the epic 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain. Coming on as a substitute and busy throughout, Chong showed great determination to help the team record a famous comeback.

Chong has made a total of 16 first team appearances for United.

Hindered Progress in First Team

Despite Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s promotion of young players, Chong’s chances of a continuous run in the team have been scarce. Up against established players such as Marcus Rashford, his progress into the first team has been hindered.

With United reportedly in the market for a winger, too, alongside the emergence of fellow academy player Mason Greenwood, it is unlikely that the academy graduate would have been able to break into the first team in the coming season.

Nevertheless, it is clear United still have long term plans for Chong. A club statement reaffirmed the intention for Werder Bremen loanee to get “valuable first team experience by joining Bremen.”

The Bundesliga side finished 16th last season, only avoiding relegation by defeating Bundesliga 2 side Heidenheim on away goals.

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