Werder Bremen respond to Manchester United fears over Tahith Chong

Werder Bremen chief Clemens Fritz has allayed fears over Manchester United loanee Tahith Chong’s lack of game time so far this season and insists he will see plenty of action.

The 20-year-old winger joined the Bundesliga side on a season-long loan in the summer transfer window having been eager to get more regular game time with opportunities limited at Old Trafford.

But, despite reports that he has impressed in training, Chong has struggled to cement his place in the Bremen first team and has only been handed one start.

He was hauled off after an hour in that game, with Bremen losing 4-1 to Hertha Berlin, with his other two brief cameos both coming off the bench.

Chong was unlucky to be ruled out of action for two weeks, however, having been in close contact with teammate Felix Agu who had recently tested positive for coronavirus.

The youngster was available against Freiburg at the weekend, though, but was an unused sub in the 1-1 draw, prompting fears that United are not best pleased with Chong’s lack of action.

However, Frings – Bremen’s Head of Professional Football – has brushed aside those suggestions and says both the German club and United are on the same page with Chong likely to be more involved as the season progresses

‘The exchange with Manchester is going very well,’ Frings told Deichstube.

‘Tahith is close to the team. Neither we nor Manchester United are concerned that he won’t get enough playing time.

‘There will be enough time for it. You can already see developmental steps in him. Steps that should lead to longer Bundesliga appearances as soon as possible.’

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