Manchester United youngster Dillon Hoogewerf has opened up on advice he receives from Tahith Chong.
Hoogewerf joined United last summer and has impressed in the youth ranks. He is one of many exciting talents coming through, and head of first team development Nicky Butt recently stated that he won’t be happy until the players we produce deliver major honours.
Butt along with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has his work cut out for him. The current side still requires a lot of work, though it’s been fantastic to watch Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams come into the first team and stamp their mark this season.
They’re without question stars for the future and Hoogewerf will hope he can join them on the biggest stage at some point.
“For example, I was sitting on the bench with the U23s during a cup competition and then he said: ‘the reason other people come for you is because you have to have an attitude. Everyone knows that you can play well and are usually better than your teammates, but your attitude must improve.’”
I’m not sure Chong is the best United player to be giving youngsters near his own age advice — but he is considered a first-team player and it’s his duty to lead by example as a professional.
But my doubts over Chong stem from the likelihood he’ll be off in the summer, even though United have tabled an offer for him to consider with his agent, as suggested recently by MEN.
Moreover, reported interest from Inter Milan and Juventus portrays that Chong is unlucky not to be getting more games for United and that really isn’t the case.
Chong isn’t ready and could benefit from a season out on loan.