Last summer, Manchester United’s Tahith Chong joined Werder Bremen on a season-long loan deal.

The winger was restricted to only four league starts before failing to appear for the Bundesliga side in December.

Manchester United were unhappy with the player’s situation at Werder Bremen and ended his loan stay in Germany, sending the 21-year-old to Club Brugge in January, again on loan.

The Netherlands U21 international is yet to score a goal for the Jupiler Pro League side, but has registered four assists in five league appearances.

Sport/Voetbalmagazine interviewed the Red Devils owned player, and he detailed why he decided to join the Belgian side in the winter market.

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“We thought choosing Brugge was a good next step. I already knew the club from a year ago; from the Europa League and we follow Belgian football a bit. I knew quite a bit about the team,” he said.

“Personally, there are still ups and downs here. The team helps me settle down enormously, but it is pushing until the end of the season. I have to get used to the rhythm: playing five, six games in a row… I never did that before.

“Different football, different team, some illnesses, more strength, physical duels… The last matches were pretty tough in terms of the latter. I experienced something against Leuven that I had never had experienced before: man on man.

“Usually there is someone in your zone, but this time I had a guy who followed me everywhere, even when I switched sides. The trainer had also warned us about this, but I did not expect it to be that exaggerated. You learn from that too. You have to put your football brain to work and ask yourself: how do I get out of this?”

Chong will have to return to his parent club after this season, where he still has a contract until 2022, with the Premier League side retaining an option to further extend it by a year.

The Dutchman is of the belief extending his stay at Club Brugge beyond this season will help him improve his game.

“I now have to add the end product to my game. More goals, more assists. That will come once I get to know the players a bit better. Knowing that Bas will do this, that Ruud will be there, things like that,” Chong explained.

“Staying here for another year could give me stability, but that’s for later. As far as I know, there is no option in the agreement, we will have to discuss that with Manchester United later.

“I like Belgium, it is a bit the same as the Netherlands. Something that is in my head: that by staying here maybe a little more stability can come, but it is now super difficult to fully focus on that.”