And the bombshell comes just a FORTNIGHT after he came off the bench to help United complete their stunning Champions League comeback away to PSG.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer demonstrated his true faith in the 19-year-old attacker by introducing him on 80 minutes at the Parc des Princes.
And Chong was able to join in on the celebrations as Marcus Rashford’s stoppage time penalty incredibly saw Manchester United through to the quarter-finals.
The Red Devils were in the midst of their injury crisis, which saw Chong named on the bench in Paris alongside fellow academy prospects Mason Greenwood, Angel Gomes and James Garner.
Meanwhile, Rashford, Scott McTominay and Andreas Perreira all started the tie in France, showing how Jose Mourinho’s successor Solskjaer is all for giving youth opportunities.
Chong has made three competitive first-team appearances as a substitute – all under Solskjaer – at home to Reading in the FA Cup, at home to Southampton in the Premier League and away at PSG in the Champions League.
However, despite his growing role in the United senior squad, the Holland Under-21 international is not ruling out a spell away from Manchester.
The news on Chong’s future at Old Trafford comes as:
“Everything is possible, I don’t exclude anything”
Chong officially signed for United from Feyenoord’s youth set-up on July 27, 2016.
He has impressed consistently while rising up through the ranks in United’s academy, but his experience beyond youth football is still extremely limited outside of training with Solskjaer’s team.
While away on international duty, asked about a potential return to former club Feyenoord on loan, Chong admitted to Dutch publication NOS: “[It’s] a difficult question because I don’t think about it now. I only think about United.
“Everything is possible, I don’t exclude anything.
“What happens in the future, it happens.”
Discussing the PSG experience, Chong added: “I had to warm up and suddenly heard a whistle from the trainer.
“I still can’t describe it. Really fantastic.
“Of course I can do much better, but it is to be expected that you will not always fall in the way you want in your first big game.
“The fact that he let me attack PSG also says something about the trainer’s confidence in the youth players.
“It’s great that we could also win the game.”
Looking ahead, Chong is seen as a potential solution from the academy in Solskjaer’s first team who could save them a fortune in the transfer market.
The pacy left-footed right-winger may get more first-team minutes next term, although the club are pursuing £80m England international and Borussia Dortmund teenage sensation Jadon Sancho.