Tahith Chong feels that he is making progress and moving up the ladder at Manchester United.
The young Dutchman was advised to follow in the footsteps of the likes of David Beckham and go out on loan to gain first-team experience and then return.
There was reported interest from his native Holland from both PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord.
The 19-year-old wanted none of it. He was determined to stay and show the club what he could do and fight his way up through the ranks and make it to the first team.
While Chong made his senior debut last season and played a lot of minutes in the preseason, he has yet to feature this season, In fact he has only made one matchday squad.
In an interview reported by Dutch out Football-Oranje, he talks about the guidance he is getting from his manager and that he thinks his chance is coming.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says: keep working hard, your chances will come.”
“That’s nice to hear. There are a few players that have left from Manchester United and I’m now climbing 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.”
While his contract still has a year to run, he says talks are progressing just nicely. He is focusing on his goals right now.
“Of course we are talking, but it is still too early to say anything about it.”
“The season is still long and we will see what happens.”
“There are a lot of matches coming up and I will focus on that.”
Chong has played for the U23 this season and has shown amazing form, there are calls from fans to give him his chance.
Given United’s lackluster performances so far, that opportunity may not be too far away.