Using him throughout preseason, it was clear Ole Gunnar Solskjær had plans for Tahith Chong at Manchester United in the current campaign.
While he has yet to feature in the first four games of the Premier League, the young Dutchman should make a number of appearances once the cup and Europa League fixtures rear their head, which is why the winger decided to turn down the opportunity to leave this summer.
Opportunities presented themselves, with Feyenoord and PSV Eindhoven reportedly knocking on United’s door, and his agent told the press a few weeks ago his client wanted to stay at Old Trafford to prove himself.
Now on international duties with the Netherlands U21s, the youngster, whose current contract runs out at the end of the season, has spoken out about his future to Voetbal International, relayed by Voetbal Primeur.
He said: “Ole tells me to keep working hard and my chances will come. That’s nice to hear. There are a few players who left and I’m climbing up the pecking order. It’s always nice to come back to the Netherlands, but in the end I have to do what I find best for myself. That’s why I decided to stay.”
Regarding his contractual situation, he added: “Of course we are talking, but it’s still too early to say anything about it. The season is still long and we will see what happens. There are a lot of competitions coming up and I will focus on that”.
Joining Manchester United in 2016, the young forward has made four appearances for the club’s first-team so far, making his debut in a 2-0 win over Reading last January in the FA Cup.