Birmingham boss says he is excited to work with United winger Tahith Chong
Tahith Chong’s loan move to Birmingham City was confirmed last week.
The move is Chong’s third loan, following spells with Werder Bremen and Club Brugge.
Birmingham boss Lee Bowyer has been speaking about Chong’s impending arrival and he says he is looking forward to working with the Dutchman.
Bowyer says he intends to help Chong and expects him to be a useful addition to his side.
He told the club website: “Manchester United were kind enough to trust us and to send such a good talent to us. My job is to now improve him and send him back a better player than what has arrived. I believe that we will do that, and I am excited to work with him.
“I think it will be a good challenge for him in the Championship. We all know what the Championship is like physically, but he is a good player and good players adapt.”
Chong is still at United for pre-season to help make up numbers with senior stars late back due to international duty. It is possible he could link up with Birmingham next week,
It is unclear if Chong could feature in United’s pre-season game with Derby on Sunday. It would be useful to him to gain experience against a Championship side.
Bowyer had Dylan Levitt at Charlton last season and that did not end well. So he is a little fortunate United have given him the chance to work with Chong this time around.
After failing to grab his chance in 2019 when United were short of wingers, Chong has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford.
A strong loan spell could revitalise his chances, even though it seems a long shot right now. It is up to him to demonstrate he should have a United future, and this season could end up being his last loan opportunity to do so.
Players loaned out by Manchester United for 2021/22
- Nathan Bishop
Mansfield Town (Season long loan)
- Tahith Chong
Birmingham City (Season long loan)
- Di’Shon Bernard
Hull City (Season long loan)
- Facundo Pellistri
Alaves (Season long loan)
- Ethan Galbraith
Doncaster Rovers (Season long loan)
- Dylan Levitt
Dundee United (Season long loan)
- Andreas Pereira
Flamengo (Season long loan)
- James Garner
Nottingham Forest (Season long loan)
- Brandon Williams
Norwich City (Season long loan)
- Ethan Laird
Bournemouth (January to end of season)
- Teden Mengi
Birmingham City (January to end of season)
- Axel Tuanzebe
Napoli (January to end of season)
- Anthony Martial
Sevilla (January to end of season)
- Reece Devine
Walsall (January to end of season)
Rangers (January to end of season)
- Donny van de Beek
Everton (January to end of season)
- Matej Kovar
Burton Albion (January to end of season)
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