Manchester United youngster Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has surprisingly been named in the match-day squad to face West Bromwich Albion this weekend.
The 18-year-old stayed at the Lowry Hotel with Man United’s senior squad on Friday night and will travel with the team to Old Trafford on Saturday.
It’s a big surprise for Borthwick-Jackson because he hadn’t actually been pictured training with the first-team at any point this season (unless I am mistaken), and he follows in the footsteps of Axel Tuanzebe who last week was named on the bench against Crystal Palace.
He’ll be over the moon at being part of the squad and Louis van Gaal knows how much good the experience will do him.
If there’s one thing van Gaal has got right again this year, it’s with the development of some youngsters. The James Wilson situation isn’t pretty but Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira are both success stories so far, so Borthwick-Jackson will be hoping to add his name to that collection.
He’s only played eight games for United at all levels this season due to a lack of game time with the U21s but van Gaal has obviously seen enough to give him an opportunity.