Manchester United Football Club had a massive playing squad at the start of the season, and Jose Mourinho certainly had big decisions to make regarding the futures of several players – notably those youngsters who are trying to break into the first-team at the Theatre of Dreams.
One man who eventually got a move away was Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, and big things were expected of the young Mancunian whilst on loan at Wolves; particularly after making a fair few first-team appearances for Manchester United last season.
However, things haven’t quite worked out as planned for the 19-year-old, who has been completely frozen out of the squad out in the Midlands. Now, the usually reliable James Ducker who writes for The Telegraph has said that Manchester United are trying to get that loan deal terminated.
Wolves paid a considerable fee and hefty wages to bring in Borthwick-Jackson on loan according to the report, but the move just hasn’t worked out for all parties. Part of that is down to the player’s manner, according to Wolves’ manager Paul Lambert.
Due to the fact that the Championship club did pay a fee to land the defender, they’d have to agree to release Borthwick-Jackson, which Manchester United obviously want to happen. They also believe that there would be plenty of interested parties if Mourinho chooses to send him out on loan again.
It has been a struggle for CBJ, and that’s hugely disappointing to read about. Last season, he looked brilliant under Louis van Gaal at times, and his ability to cross the ball genuinely was right up there with some of the best full-backs I’ve personally seen at Old Trafford.
He’s a huge talent, and I really hope he finds his feet soon because he has great potential to succeed at the highest level.