Cameron Borthwick-Jackson boosts Man United’s options ahead of Liverpool

by Tanveer Arayan

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson returned to training for Manchester United this week to give us another timely injury boost.

The 18-year-old has been out of action with a mysterious illness and missed some crucial games recently including the first leg away at Liverpool and the FA Cup quarter-final against West Ham United.

His absence has really been felt because he had done better than anybody in filling Luke Shaw‘s boots, so I really hope he is fit enough to start on Thursday night.

It was actually against Liverpool in January where Borthwick-Jackson really showed me he had the mental strength to be in the first-team at just 18. Anfield is a hostile place for United players but he wasn’t at all fazed by the occasion which is a rarity for teenagers to take to it so well.

Something we’ve desperately lacked this year is genuine width but Borthwick-Jackson’s overlapping runs have made a real difference when he’s been in action, so the sooner he’s back the better.

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