Jul 10, 2017
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Are Leeds United set to pounce for Manchester United’s Cameron Borthwick-Jackson?

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According to reports coming from ESPN on Sunday evening, Leeds United’s new boss Thomas Christiansen is interested in bringing in Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.

Sources close to the news outlet have revealed that the 20-year-old has caught the attention of Leeds’ new Danish manager with the Yorkshire club keen on bringing him in on-loan or permanently.

And with Borthwick-Jackson being left out of United’s squad for their pre-season tour of America later this month it appears that Jose Mourinho could offer him out to gain further first-team action.

What does the United youngster have to offer Leeds?

One of the youth players that Louis van Gaal bled into the Manchester United first-team during his short reign at the helm at Old Trafford, Borthwick-Jackson enjoyed an impressive stint in the 2015/16 season.

He has already made 14 appearances for United, and although he was sent out on-loan to Championship side Wolves last season – and struggled – he has shown at the top level that he is extremely talented.

Utilised most often at left-back, but with a capability to play in the centre of defence, his versatility has played a huge part in getting him noticed in both the United academy and Under-23 sides in recent times.

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He has a tall stature for somebody of his young age and it lends him well to English football, able to physically challenge in the air well. He is a person that isn’t afraid to get stuck in to 50/50 tackles.

Add to this that he is a natural left-footer and – during his run in the United side – he began to grow in confidence and attack further down the left flank, becoming braver as he went on.

There’s undoubted potential and now it is just whether Borthwick-Jackson can continue his development at Elland Road with Leeds, where realistically they should be looking to challenge for promotion.

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Transfer Likelihood
The Boot Room's Verdict
After being left out of United’s pre-season squad it appears that Mourinho doesn’t think that Borthwick-Jackson will break into the first-team next season, so another year away can’t hurt him. The 20-year-old still has three-years left on his contract at Old Trafford – and he is still highly rated by Mourinho himself – so another year gaining Championship experience can only aid his prospects.
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