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.

Manchester United Pre-Season Training Session
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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

  1. Nathan Bishop

    Mansfield Town (Season long loan)

  2. Reece Devine

    St Johnstone (Season long loan)

  3. Tahith Chong

    Birmingham City (Season long loan)

  4. Will Fish

    Stockport County (Season long loan)

  5. Di’Shon Bernard

    Hull City (Season long loan)

  6. Facundo Pellistri

    Alaves (Season long loan)

  7. Axel Tuanzebe

    Aston Villa (Season long loan)

  8. Ethan Galbraith

    Doncaster Rovers (Season long loan)

  9. Ethan Laird

    Swansea City (Season long loan)

  10. Dylan Levitt

    Dundee United (Season long loan)

  11. Andreas Pereira

    Flamengo (Season long loan)

  12. James Garner

    Nottingham Forest (Season long loan)

  13. Brandon Williams

    Norwich City (Season long loan)

  14. D’Mani Mellor

    Salford City (loan)

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