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Manchester United youngster hoping to ‘grab every chance’ Solskjaer gives

Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong is hoping to ‘grab every chance’ that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provides him this season as he looks to make his first-team breakthrough.

Before Saturday’s 1-0 win over Leicester City, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had suggested that a number of his young players would get a chance to impress, with his squad ravaged by injuries.

However, the Norwegian went with the more senior members of his squad, with Chong being introduced as an 80th minute substitute as Manchester United tried to see the game out for what would be only their second win of the season so far.

Speaking afterwards, Chong said he is aiming to ‘grab every chance’ and that he and his fellow youngsters are handed by Solskjaer.

“When Ole Solskjaer took over, the young players were lifted,” Chong said, according to the Mirror.

“I felt I was dreaming when he gave me a chance in the game against PSG.

“It’s something I dreamt about when I was a kid in the West Indies and I still have the picture in my mind when Marcus Rashford scored the crucial goal for 3-1 in injury-time.

“But at the end of the day it is all down to me. I have to deliver and grab every chance which the manager gives me.”

While Mason Greenwood and Angel Gomes were unused substitutes at Old Trafford on Saturday, Thursday’s Europa League tie with Kazakhstan based side Astana may be a more realistic opportunity for Solskjaers starlets to feature, especially with a tricky trip to face West Ham coming up next Sunday.