Chong back at Birmingham

Thursday 10 February 2022 15:00

Manchester United winger Tahith Chong has returned to Birmingham City to continue his loan move.

The 22-year-old is rejoining Lee Bowyer's Blues squad as they look to pull away from the relegation zone in the Championship.

Chong had started life at St Andrew's well until suffering a ruptured thigh tendon that required surgery in early November.

Teden Mengi suffered a hamstring injury in the defeat to Bournemouth.

The Academy graduate did rehabilitation work at Carrington and is now able to return to the Midlands in order to regain full fitness.

Birmingham lost 3-1 at promotion-chasing Bournemouth on Wednesday night and another United loanee, Teden Mengi, was forced off the field at the Vitality Stadium with an injury.

“Young Teds is a 19-year-old kid and he has just felt his hamstring there as well," commented Bowyer afterwards. "And he’s a young lad. This division is ruthless, it asks a lot of questions of you physically and you need the squad to cope with that."

Everyone at United would like to wish Tahith and Teden well for the remainder of the season.