Cameron Borthwick-Jackson to be recalled by Manchester United

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United have exercised the option to recall Cameron Borthwick-Jackson from his loan spell at Championship side Wolves, according to ESPN.

Borthwick-Jackson, 19, hasn’t played for Wolves’ first-team since completing the full 90 minutes in a 3-2 loss against Derby County in November but it looks like Jose Mourinho will be bringing him in now to boost his options in defence.

Luke Shaw has struggled with injuries this season and the only back-up in the squad is Daley Blind who has been used more as a centre-back than a left-back, meaning we’re short in that area. For me, I don’t think Borthwick-Jackson should ever have gone out on loan as I thought he was the best option as cover for Shaw.

Wolves sacking Walter Zenga in October didn’t help Borthwick-Jackson because Paul Lambert clearly doesn’t like the youngster and hasn’t played him much as a consequence. It’s just unfortunate for him because the loan spell really hasn’t worked out.

I’m delighted to hear Borthwick-Jackson will be coming back to United. He’s raw but that potential I saw when he came on at Anfield as an early substitute and put in an unflustered performance in the most hostile atmosphere for a United player made me think he really deserves his chance to prove himself.

We’re awaiting official confirmation from both Wolves and United that Borthwick-Jackson is returning but regardless of Mourinho’s feelings on him, I think he should be brought back anyway seeing as he isn’t playing for Wolves at all.

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