Leeds United have officially confirmed the signing of Manchester United youngster Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, who joins the club on a season long loan.
The 20 year old made his Manchester United debut in the 2015/16 campaign, and managed to rack up a total of 14 outings during the season. The departure of then manager Louis Van Gaal in May 2016 saw Borthwick-Jackson fade out of the United side, and the youngster has not featured for the first team since; however has featured frequently in United’s under21 side at both left back and centre back.
Cameron spent the first half of last term at fellow Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers, signing an initial season long loan. However the youngster only featured in six league outings, all coming under Italian manager Walter Zenga, with Paul Lambert freezing him out of the side after his arrival half way into the campaign; reportedly due to a mixture of poor performances in training as well as attitude problems.
Borthwick-Jackson has been on the books at his boyhood club Manchester United since the age of six, after joining the clubs academy in 2003. Since then, he has represented England at under 16, under 17, under 19 and under 20 level; which helped him to be recognised by Louis Van Gaal leading to his Man United first team call up.
After a poor loan spell at Wolves last campaign, which resulted in him being recalled by United in February, it is reported that the club have put an appearance related clause in the players loan contract while at Leeds; to guarantee that he will feature more than he did in his previous Championship spell. Although, following the injury sustained by Gaetano Berardi on Sunday it is expected that Borthwick-Jackson will take over at left back immediately starting with the visit of Port Vale in the League Cup on Wednesday; and after being handed the number three shirt head coach Thomas Christensen may see him as a first team regular .