Cameron Borthwick-Jackson ‘hungry’ for more first team appearances at Man United

by Ben Topliss

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has revealed he is “hungry” for more first team appearances at Manchester United following an impressive debut campaign.

Borthwick-Jackson collected the U21 Player of the Year award at Man United’s end-of-season awards this week and he has impressed when called up to the first team by Louis van Gaal this term.

The 19-year-old insisted that he is eager to build on his 12 appearances for United’s first team in the next campaign.

“It’s a huge honour for me, of course, it’s what you dream of coming up through the ranks,” Borthwick-Jackson said.

“When I’ve been to award dinners in the past, I’ve seen people pick up this award and I challenged myself to win it this year and, thankfully, I’ve done it. As I say, it’s just been an incredible season for me.

“It’s definitely made me hungry for more and that’s what you’ve got to do, push on. I’ve had the taste, playing 12 games, so I have to keep going. You can’t just rest on that, you want to aim to cement a place next season.”

Borthwick-Jackson plays with a confidence and maturity that belies his years and the step up to first team football at United didn’t appear to faze him whatsoever.

He is just one of a number of success stories for the youth teams this season, with the likes of Marcus Rashford and Timothy Fosu-Mensah also making impressions under van Gaal this term.

Borthwick-Jackson seems to have a sensible head on his shoulders and he will know that he has a lot of work to do if he is to cement his place in United’s squad. But he has had an excellent start and there is no reason why he can’t build on his initial success.

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