Manchester United is one of the biggest clubs in the world. As a consequence, they are always expected to compete for titles.
Thus, it is not the easiest thing in the world for youngsters to come through the club’s academy and immediately make a mark in the first-team because chances do not come often.
We have seen players like Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood break the mould in the recent past. But for the most part, the club’s youngsters have to leave on loan in search of first-team football.
That has been the case with Tahith Chong as well. The winger was out on loan at Werder Bremen at the start of the season. But he failed to make his mark at the Bundesliga side, scoring once and assisting twice in 15 appearances. As a result, his loan deal was cut short and he now finds himself at Belgian side Club Brugge, where he has made a very bright start.
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Manchester United loanee wants to stay another year at Club Brugge
In 8 appearances for the Belgian side, Chong has scored a goal and provided 4 assists. And it is safe to say that he is enjoying his time at the club. So much so that he has suggested that another year there could help him. While speaking with Sport/Voetbalmagazine (via Sport Witness), he said:
"“Staying here for another year could give me stability, but that’s for later. As far as I know, there is no option in the agreement, we will have to discuss that with Manchester United later.“I like Belgium, it is a bit the same as the Netherlands. Something that is in my head: that by staying here maybe a little more stability can come, but it is now super difficult to fully focus on that.”"
After the start that he has made in Belgium, it is not hard to see why he would be keen to stay for another year and develop further. But for the time being, there appears to be no option to extend his stay and thus, a decision will depend on Manchester United at the end of the season.
Now, the question is, will the 21-year-old get first-team opportunities at Old Trafford next season? If not, then it makes sense for the club to let him stay at Club Brugge and continue his development there.