Jose Mourinho heaped praise on Tahith Chong after the young Dutch winger made his unofficial first-team debut in a 1-1 draw against Club America. 

The 18-year-old played 30 minutes of the friendly in America and played a role in Manchester United’s equaliser, setting up Juan Mata to finish.

After the game, Mourinho told MUTV, “He was good. He came with the intention to show, and in a moment where we have no strikers on the pitch, Martial was the only one and then he left, so we needed people to create, have some initiative, which he did.

“The action for the cross for the goal is a beautiful action. He was enthusiastic, he was confident to play.

“Of course physically he has his limitations, and when he has one more touch and he allows that body contact of course he loses it, but when he makes the ball move and attacks people one against one, he has quality. He’s a good kid.”

Chong left Feyenoord’s academy for Manchester United in 2016. Last season he was named young player of the year.




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