Wednesday 26

Manchester United

Dutch starlet Chong confirms United contract talks

6th September 2019, 12:49 by James Mason

Tahith Chong has revealed discussions have started about signing a new deal at Manchester United.

Netherlands Under-21 international Chong is highly regarded at Old Trafford and is seen as a player for the future by United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has been putting his faith in youth since taking charge.

The Norwegian boss spent £50million to sign 21-year-old right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace this summer while Welsh winger Daniel James, 21, was also brought in for around £15million from Swansea City.

Although catching the eye of senior management, 19-year-old Chong has only made two Premier League appearances, both of those coming last season, and there were claims he was considering leaving in the previous transfer window.

PSV and Feyenoord were said to be interested in signing the Dutchman and although reports claimed the Red Devils could entertain a loan deal, the winger ended up staying at the Theatre of Dreams.

Chong has now confirmed contract discussions have begun, telling Voetbal Primeur: “Of course we are talking, but it’s still too early to say anything about it. The season is still long and we will see what happens.”

Meanwhile, Argentina international Marcos Rojo has opened up about his future at United, revealing he will look to leave in the January transfer window if his playing time doesn’t increase.

The 29-year-old defender has been in Manchester since 2014, when he joined from Sporting, but he finds himself down the pecking order following the summer arrival of Harry Maguire.

English star Maguire, the world’s most-expensive defender, Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones, Axel Tuanzebe and Eric Bailly are all preferred choices for Solskjaer, who allowed Chris Smalling to join Roma on loan this summer.

Rojo, who saw a move to Everton in the last window collapse at the last minute, is yet to feature in the Premier League this season and has only been included in one matchday squad.

It is clearly a frustrating time for the Argentine and he has confirmed to the media while on international duty an exit will be pushed for at the turn of the year if things don’t improve.

He said: “I have to fight until December and if it doesn’t work out, I will try to leave.”

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

More Manchester United

Manchester United

Woodward backing Solskjaer to push United forward after laying strong foundations

26th February 2020, 09:11

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward believes the foundations and plans are in place for long-term success with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in charge.

Manchester United

Can Smalling force his way back into England’s Euro 2020 plans?

25th February 2020, 19:30

Chris Smalling has been impressing this season while on loan at Roma, but does he have a chance of being included in England's Euro 2020 squad?

Manchester United

Fernandes’ fitness reaping rewards at United

25th February 2020, 11:25

Bruno Fernandes is topping the fitness charts at Manchester United following his recent £50m arrival from Sporting Lisbon.

Manchester United

Manchester United’s ‘global chief scout’ eyes Odegaard, Isak and two Valencia players

25th February 2020, 11:25

Manchester United head of global scouting Marcel Bout watched four possible summer transfer targets on Saturday when Real Sociedad beat Valencia 3-0 in La Liga.

Manchester United

Shaw sets sights on silverware and Euro 2020 spot

24th February 2020, 13:42

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw is targeting silverware this season and hopes to earn a spot at Euro 2020 with England.

Manchester United

Solskjaer compares new boy to Manchester United greats once again

24th February 2020, 04:09

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heaped praise on Bruno Fernandes after Manchester United's big-money January signing put in yet another man-of-the-match display.

Recent Sport Headlines

Aston Villa

Villa star Grealish will be a Premier League player next season

26th February 2020, 09:39

The clamour to land Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish appears to be growing and the next move could well define the midfielder’s career.

Bayern Munich

Bayern star Gnabry earns Flick praise after Chelsea rout

26th February 2020, 09:39

Bayern Munich manager Hans-Dieter Flick has hailed the talent of Serge Gnabry after his brace in a 3-0 win at Chelsea on Tuesday night.


Further surgery an option for Murray

26th February 2020, 09:16

Andy Murray has confirmed he could have to go under the knife once more to resolve his long-term hip issue.

Manchester United

Woodward backing Solskjaer to push United forward after laying strong foundations

26th February 2020, 09:11

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward believes the foundations and plans are in place for long-term success with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in charge.


Lampard’s Chelsea left with mountain to climb after Bayern thrashing

26th February 2020, 08:39

Frank Lampard has challenged Chelsea's players to restore some European pride after a brutal lesson from Bayern Munich.

Manchester City

Guardiola confident City can come out on top in fight for European future

26th February 2020, 08:39

Pep Guardiola has full confidence in Manchester City as they take their battle against their Champions League expulsion to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Rugby Union

Calls to postpone Italy trip to Dublin grow

26th February 2020, 08:35

Irish Health Minister Simon Harris says Ireland's clash with Italy on March 7 should be postponed due to the coronavirus situation.

Bayern Munich

Chelsea 0-3 Bayern Munich

26th February 2020, 06:47

Chelsea's European journey appears to be at an end after a comprehensive 3-0 home defeat in the last 16 against Bayern Munich.