Manchester United Football Club are gearing up for a huge Champions League game against Juventus. The Red Devils host the Old Lady at the Theatre of Dreams tomorrow night.
Before the eagerly-anticipated encounter, Jose Mourinho was putting his players through their paces in training. To our surprise, Tahith Chong joined the session as the self-proclaimed Special One continues to manage with one eye on the future.
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The 18-year-old attacker has been thoroughly impressing for United’s youth team this system, scoring goals for fun and putting in commanding performances throughout.
He did go on pre-season tour this summer, and when given the opportunity, he certainly looked sharp. Now, it’s time for the Dutchman to go toe-to-toe with some of the best players in the country, as he faces off against them in training.
It’s always nice to see youngsters get boosts like this. For Chong, it’ll work wonders for his confidence, and it’s a great test to see how can do with the rest of the lads who are regulars in the starting XI.
As we’ve seen before, Mourinho hasn’t been afraid to give younger players an opportunity if they’re doing well, just ask Scott McTominay. Our attack is looking rather toothless at the moment, so don’t be surprised to see Chong’s name appear in a match-day squad or two as the hectic festive period gets underway.