Manchester United’s list of players produced over the years is nothing short of sensational. From George Best to Cristiano Ronaldo and the whole Class of 1992, it’s in the club’s blood.
To his credit, Jose Mourinho has persisted with that mantra. Youngsters like Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw are making an impact, while Diogo Dalot is another talented boy just patiently waiting for his opportunity.
Perhaps the player with the best ability at the moment is Tahith Chong. The bushy-haired Dutchman is obviously an insanely gifted young man who has the potential to go an extremely long way in this game. We’ve already seen him in one Champions League match-day squad (against Juventus), but now, it’s time to unleash the 18-year-old and hand him a full debut.
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Manchester United’s right-wing problem
For years now, United haven’t had a regular, reliable right-winger. Off the top of my head, I genuinely cannot remember who our last consistent player was out there. It’s Chong’s best position, it’s an area of the field where Mourinho has a glaring lack of options.
Surely it’s a no-brainer? Chong’s unpredictability and youthful exuberance give him the opportunity to start his Manchester United legacy. It’d also give the fans something to look forward towards.
Jose Mourinho has nothing to lose
If Chong plays well, Mourinho will be hailed a genius, if he struggles, Chong will head back to the youth teams or perhaps on loan as he looks to gain more experience. There is no pressure on the player or manager in this situation, at the end of the day, at least the boss will have tried something different.
They’ll never be an easier Champions League game
Young Boys at home is set up perfectly. It’s a game United must win, it’s a game that the hosts should dominate whoever is out there on the field. For Chong, it’s better to play in a game like this rather than away at Valencia or Juventus, as he’ll see plenty of the ball and in front of his own fans who’ll be fully behind him.
Honestly, for me, it seems like a no-brainer. Imagine how excited the crowd will be if our right-hand side consists of Diogo Dalot and Chong? It would really lift the spirits…