Unable to make his way into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans at Manchester United, Tahith Chong was sent on loan to Werder Bremen for the 2020-21 season.
That, however, wasn’t a successful spell, and the Dutchman was brought back to Old Trafford in hope of finding him a more suitable landing point.
Club Brugge came along, and it appeared to be a match made in heaven, with a highly competitive team aiming for success in the Jupiler Pro League.
Once again, though, it just hasn’t worked out.
This is what Walfoot are pushing on Tuesday, explaining that ‘you cannot say his first few months in Bruges have been brilliant’.
They then go onto list all the reasons why, starting with the fact the Manchester United loanee ‘clearly has problems resisting to contact’, ‘quickly ending up on the floor’ because he’s ‘often eaten in duels’, which is a ‘real problem, even in one on ones’.
Furthermore, Chong is said to have ‘real concentration issues’, often finding himself ‘late in defensive repositioning’, and while he can compensate with his pace, he ends up ‘tiring himself with pointless sprints’.
If that wasn’t enough, his determination to pad his stats, ‘which he doesn’t manage to get’ in the first place, ends up with him ‘trying to force things’.
While there are a few games left for him to turn things around, this won’t be what Manchester United or their fans want to see about a player whom high hopes were once placed in.