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Tahith Chong asked about long-term future at Manchester United

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Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong insisted he is only focussing on his development and not his long-term future whilst on loan Werder Bremen.

The United academy graduate is on a season-long loan with the Bundesliga side in a bid to earn more first-team minutes after struggling for opportunities under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford.

Chong remains one of the most highly-thought of youngsters to come from the United academy in recent times but that promise is yet to translate into senior performances.

Injuries and a period of isolation due to a teammate’s COVID-19 diagnosis have limited him to only seven appearances, totalling 206 minutes, in Germany so far.


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Reviewing his first three months at Bremen, Chong has insisted his only thought is further developing with the Bundesliga outfit, rather than a return to Manchester United.

“I am very much in the here and now, and avoid looking too much into the future,” he told BILD. “I can say that I feel very comfortable here.

“Everyone is very accommodating to me, and I have made friends here. I can’t judge what people expect.

“I’ve been here two and a half months now; I have to learn a new language and get used to the game.”

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United entered the international break by winning what was arguably their most important match of the season at Everton on Saturday.

The under-pressure Reds came from behind to beat the Toffees thanks to Bruno Fernandes’ double and Edinson Cavani’s first goal for United.

United have a two-week break with many of their stars heading off on international duty – we’ll be keeping tabs on how they all perform, and on preparations for their next Premier League match against West Brom.

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Chong also praised the influence of Juan Mata on his early career development and revealed he is still in touch with the Spaniard on a regular basis.

“Juan Mata was amazing on and off the pitch,” he added.

“I can highlight many positively. Everyone helped me a lot. I am still in contact with them, and they often ask me how I am.

“(I respond that) everything is fine for me and that I want to develop myself further in Bremen.”

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