Tahith Chong goal: Man Utd gem’s free-kick Cristiano Ronaldo would be proud of

Though 19-year-old Chong made his debut last week, he was very nearly a Chelsea player.

Former head of youth recruitment at United, Derek Langley, has explained how he managed to sign the Dutch starlet and beat the Blues.

“Tahith was spotted when he was a 14/15-year-old playing in a tournament at Carrington. What used to be the Nike Premier Cup,” he told the Manchester Evening News.

“He had already been tipped by our scouts in Holland and basically I followed him at that tournament and then I followed him all over Europe.

“Tahith’s parents would be the first to tell you that his form dipped slightly due to growth issues so at that time I just held fire.