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Ex-Man Utd scout Langley: Chong was all set to sign for Chelsea

Former Manchester United scout Derek Langley has spoken of his influence on bringing Tahith Chong to the club from Feyenoord.

Langley revealed United pipped Chelsea to his signing.

"Tahith was spotted when he was 14/15-year-old playing in a tournament at Carrington. What used to be the Nike Premier Cup," he told the Manchester Evening News. "He had already been tipped by our scouts in Holland and basically I followed him at that tournament and then I followed him all over Europe.

"Tahith's parents would be the first to tell you that his form dipped slightly due to growth issues so at that time I just held fire. I carried on watching him and realised his form was coming back.

"He was on the verge of signing for Chelsea and I managed to convince his parents and the boy his future laid at United."


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