Tahith Chong scored Manchester United’s first aim of pre-season on Sunday, regardless of having signed on mortgage for Birmingham.
The 21-year-old Dutch starlet was introduced as a Birmingham participant for the 2021/22 marketing campaign on July 9.
He’s signed on a season-long mortgage and so shocked a lot of supporters by turning up at Delight Park for United’s 2-1 win over Derby.
Nonetheless, it was quickly defined that the 2 golf equipment have agreed for Chong to spend pre-season along with his mother or father membership.
He’ll then be a part of up with Birmingham at an agreed date forward of the brand new marketing campaign.
Chong took his aim nicely in opposition to Derby, latching onto some careless defending earlier than forcing the ball previous the goalkeeper.
The pleasant had an understandably relaxed environment with it being the primary of pre-season.
It was additionally seen as a reunion of types, with Derby supervisor Wayne Rooney taking up his former membership.
Ravel Morrison, previously of United, began for Derby within the match as a trialist.
The jovial environment was represented within the stands too, as Derby and United followers got here collectively to have fun their joint hatred of Leeds United.
A chant of ‘all of us hate Leeds scum’ rang out round Delight Park in the course of the first half.
Birmingham supervisor Lee Bowyer informed talkSPORT about signing Chong: “I don’t like to talk about myself an excessive amount of, however my report with mortgage gamers is nice. It’s superb.
“Man United would have accomplished their homework and recognised that they usually wished Chong to return right here and Chong wished to return right here, which is essential.
“My job is to ship him again a greater participant. Do I imagine that may occur? Sure, as a result of it’s occurred to each participant I’ve labored with.
“It’s good to have a membership of Man United’s stature to belief me with such a proficient participant.
“I’m grateful to all of the golf equipment as a result of they mortgage us gamers, identical to how different golf equipment must be grateful to us after we mortgage them our gamers. It’s the way in which it really works.
“I’ll take care of them and ensure they enhance.”