Tahith Chong

Chong wins Young Player of the Year

Tuesday 01 May 2018 10:34

Tahith Chong has won the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award after a stellar campaign across Manchester United's younger age groups.

The Curacao-born winger recovered from a knee operation to make an instant impact at all youth levels, starting by scoring in the first start of his comeback against Manchester City's Under-18s in November.

Some dazzling displays followed, including some fine work in the UEFA Youth League, and he immediately took to life at Under-23s level like a duck to water.

In addition to his strike against on his Reserves debut against Tottenham, he has found the net in each of his four outings at Old Trafford.

Chong beat off competition from fellow contenders Lee O'Connor and James Garner to secure the trophy won last year by his friend Angel Gomes.

With the national final at Under-18 level to come against Chelsea on Saturday, the 18-year-old will look to finish a wonderful season on a real high.

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Chong: I dream of the first team

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“It’s really pleasing to see him win the award, I think this time last year Tahith was coming back from a really major injury that he received in his first year. I think he’s shown great strength and character, to come through that, to come back mentally and physically it’s really pleasing to see him up here tonight."