Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson joins Leeds United on loan

Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson joins Leeds United on loan

Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson joins Leeds United on loan

Manchester United have confirmed their defender has completed a loan switch to Leeds United on 7 August.

Borthwick-Jackson played 14 times for Louis van Gaal but his career has since stalled.

He has become the eleventh new signing for Leeds in the current window as the new head coach continues the overhaul of a squad that came close to securing a playoff spot last season.

But since Jose Mourinho's arrival he hasn't played a single game. Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen admitted that he watched the player in action on few occasions.

Leeds fans have been crying out for defensive reinforcements for most of the summer and now that Christiansen has bagged Borthwick-Jackson from Man United, the mood has definitely been lifted among the support.

Borthwick-Jackson would join up with fellow loanee Matthew Pennington on the left side of the defence, but the United youngster's versatility would allow him to be utilised at centre back too should Leeds suffer an injury crisis at some point in the season.

It follows a loan spell with Wolverhampton Wanderers last season.

Leeds won 3-2 away at Bolton Wanderers in their opening Championship fixture on Sunday. He will now spend the 2017/18 season on loan at Elland Road.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is a rising star at Old Trafford, and despite the bad blood and ill-will between fans of the two clubs, it's a good move to bring a highly touted prospect on loan.

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