Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Promising Young Talent Chong Earns U21 Call-Up

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Promising Young Talent Chong Earns U21 Call-Up

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UNITED youngster Tahith Chong has earned his first call-up to the Netherlands Under-21 side.

The 18-year-old has been rewarded for his fine form at club level with a promotion to his country's next age bracket for their upcoming fixture against fierce rivals Germany.

Netherlands U21 manager Erwin van de Looi has named a new-look side for the upcoming friendly fixture, with Chong among eight debutants promoted to the squad.

The academy star has been in sensational form for United's Reserve side this season, and was an unused substitute for Jose Mourinho's senior side for the Champions League fixture with Juventus earlier in the month.

Ajax duo Dani de Wit and Kaj Sierhuis, FC Emmen goalkeeper Kjell Scherpen, the FC Groningen duo Deyovaisio Zeefuik and Jan Hoekstra, Spartan Deroy Duarte and attacker Jay Roy-Grot, who is on loan with VVV, have all earned their first call-ups for the match on November 16. …

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