Brought on after 60 minutes against Club America, Tahith Chong has had his first taste of first-team football at Manchester United, albeit in an uncompetitive fixture.
The floppy-haired afro-d Chong weaving through defenders and delivering vertical carving passes has become familiar to watchers of Man United’s youth sides, and it was encouraging to see the Dutchman try similar things at a higher level.
Chong replaced Anthony Martial and changed the game for United.
His pace, persistence, lack of fear and creativity drew United level. Chong delivered a beautifully guided cross to Ander Herrera which was saved before chaos in the box led to Juan Mata finishing to make it 1-1.
Chong impressed United fans, and will have impressed Mourinho, too. The Portuguese manager is without many of his star attackers for the opening Premier League game of the season against Leicester City. Chong may have put himself in the manager’s mind for a starting spot.