Tahith Chong made his Manchester United debut this afternoon in our 2-0 win over Reading in the FA Cup. Within seconds of coming on, our fans started chanting, “one Chong! We’ve only got one Chong!”
He played on the right and made a good few runs forward and involved himself well. He lost possession on a couple of occasions and picked up a harsh yellow card but that doesn’t really matter. It was his first taste of playing for the first team and the first big step in to making that important transition from the youth teams.
After the game, he spoke of his pride at playing and what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said to him before he came on.
It was a special moment and I couldn’t have enjoyed it more than I did. He told me to enjoy it, get on the ball, get a few touches and just enjoy the game. It was a proud moment. I felt proud because you work hard to get there, my family helped me, and the club, so it was a proud moment.