Tahith Chong is one of Manchester United’s most exciting young players. But Jose Mourinho remains steadfast in his refusal to give the talented Dutchman his chance.
While Chong earned a place on the bench against Juventus earlier this season, he remained unused. Even with United searching for a goal, the teenager’s unpredictability was ignored in favour of the usual suspects.
United lost that night, but they have since qualified for the Champions League knockout rounds. So could Chong get his chance to impress against Valencia?
After all, Wednesday’s clash is a dead rubber for Mourinho’s men. But it could be vital for some of the club’s fringe players who are desperate to shine.
United will not want to throw tomorrow’s game, with top-spot still up for grabs in Group H. Yet there are much bigger games to come.
Chong is unlikely to start in Spain, but a place on the bench is possible. From there, he should be given the chance to impress in the second half.
The 19-year-old is the real deal and United fans are desperate to see what he can do. He has the talent to be the club’s next great winger but if his chance does not come tomorrow, he may have to wait until next season.