Manchester United fans were given some promising news ahead of their FA Cup clash with Chelsea yesterday. As the fans continue to look at their squad for who Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will chance tonight, the news that Samuel Luckhurst gave the fans that Tahith Chong is in the travelling party will excite plenty of fans.
Tahith Chong has travelled with the United squad to Chelsea following Anthony Martial's and Jesse Lingard's injuries. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) February 17, 2019
Luckhurst certainly knows what he’s talking about. The chief Manchester United writer for the Manchester Evening News often brings key updates for Red Devils supporters on team news and the like and he hasn’t let the supporters down here. Chong is a sublime young player and one that has been kicking around for a while now, so the chance to see him in action tonight will delight the fans.
So far this season the 19-year-old Dutchman has been limited to just 28 minutes of action in the senior side, all of those coming when he featured off the bench against Reading. However, the youngster has starred for United in the Premier League 2 and the UEFA Youth League, so to see him given the opportunity to shine against a side like Chelsea in the FA Cup would something that plenty of the travelling United fans are eager to see.
You can read the Manchester United fans’ verdict on Chong’s inclusion here:
I hope he gets to play
— Piquant Papi (@PapiPiquant) February 17, 2019
Hope he starts.
— Scott MUFC1 #GlazersOut (@ScottMUFC1968) February 17, 2019
Would love to see him play for a bit
— Ross Cameron (@rosskcameron) February 17, 2019
Really hope he plays.
— Matthew Tyler (@m_tyler_) February 17, 2019
Chong should be picked ahead of alexis he offers more, all alexis do is cut in and pass it 4/5 yards
— Beto (@iamyungb6_mufc) February 17, 2019
— James (@Juamesy) February 17, 2019
Chong at rw
— lerol sane (@lamismapato) 17 February 2019
Loads of United fans are keen to see Chong given a chance tonight and will hope the youngster can be afforded some minutes off the bench at Stamford Bridge.