Cameron Borthwick-Jackson came off the bench against West Bromwich Albion to make his full Manchester United debut.
The 18-year-old replaced Marcos Rojo at left-back with the game still at 1-0 and didn’t seem overly fazed by the occasion and helped Man United see out a 2-0 win after Juan Mata‘s penalty sealed the win.
Nobody expected Borthwick-Jackson to get any game time against West Brom but Louis van Gaal saw it differently and he’ll be delighted with how he got on.
Borthwick-Jackson is the latest in a string of youngsters to have made their United debut under van Gaal and with Jesse Lingard proving he can put in a match winning performance against West Brom, the future is looking bright for our youngsters under the Dutchman.
Continued faith in the youth has always been United’s tradition and although there is plenty for fans to be frustrated with at the moment, van Gaal’s youth policy isn’t one of them.