Manchester United have confirmed that young defender, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, has left the club on loan. He’ll head to Scunthorpe for a season.
The 21-year-old burst onto the scene under Louis van Gaal a few years ago now, putting in some brilliant performances in the left-back slot. His most notable trait was the insanely accurate crosses that he put into the box – causing several menacing situations for the Red Devils.
However, when Jose Mourinho took charge at Old Trafford, things went rapidly downhill and a couple of loan deals followed. While out in Leeds, he struggled to make an impact, hence why there probably wasn’t any significant interest in him this summer.
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With that said, I’m surprised that nobody above League One wanted to take a punt on Borthwick-Jackson. He has proven himself capable of playing at the highest level in English football.
Borthwick-Jackson is still young, too, at 21. Having time on his side means that there isn’t any real rush to get where he wants. Obviously, he’d like to be donning out for United on a regular basis, but right now that isn’t an option and he just has to go out and loan and see what he can do.