MANCHESTER UNITED youngster Tahith Chong has signed a two-year contract extension to end talk of quitting the club.
The youngster, 20, had been strongly linked with a move to Italy in January – and his agent was even spotted at Inter Milan after being all-but frozen out this term.
Chong said: “When I joined Manchester United as a youngster, it was a dream come true. It is an honour every time I pull on the shirt and represent this club.
“I am working hard every day to improve and I know this is the perfect environment to develop my game. The opportunity to learn from the manager, his coaching staff and the world-class players here is fantastic. I am delighted to sign this new contract and really grateful for the chance to prove myself here for many years to come.”
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer added: “Tahith works extremely hard every day and he is constantly improving. His performances this season, whether for the first team or Under-23s, are testament to his hard work, dedication and to his character.
“We are pleased with the progress he has made since he stepped up from the academy and are looking forward to continuing to develop his talent. “Tahith has great potential; given his age, ability and work-ethic, we can see that he has a bright future at Manchester United.”
Chong joined the Man Utd academy in 2016 and has since gone on to make 14 senior appearances for the club in all competitions.