Birmingham City fans react to United loanee Teden Mengi's performance

Manchester United loanee Teden Mengi has been praised by Birmingham City fans after making his Championship debut for the club.

The 19-year-old made his debut for the Blues in last weekend’s 1-0 extra-time defeat against Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup third round.

But the England under-20 international made his second tier debut for Lee Bowyer’s side in yesterday’s 1-1 draw at Preston North End.

BirminghamLive gave Mengi a 7.5 rating and commented on his performance: “Attacked the ball when it was there to be won – and cleared it when needed. Played in a lovely cross in the second half which begged to be tapped in. Another good display.”

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Playing on the right of three centre-backs, Mengi, who made his Champions League debut last month, finished the clash at Deepdale with 41 touches and won three of his four aerial duels.

He also made three tackles, two interceptions, seven clearances and blocked one shot, according to WhoScored.

Speaking after yesterday’s game, Mengi spoke to BluesTV and said: “The reason I do look so comfortable is because I have to give big credit to the boys, everyone in the changing room, the manager and the staff.

“Everyone has been very welcoming and made me feel part of the family and that’s what Birmingham is, it’s a family as well as a team.”

The United youngster could be reunited with academy teammate Tahith Chong at St Andrew’s next month, as the Dutchman continues his recovery from a freak injury.

Birmingham City fans buzzing with Teden Mengi

Here is a look at how Birmingham fans reacted to Mengi’s performance and interview after the match…

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