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Manchester United youngster Cameron Borthwick-Jackson joins Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan

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Promising Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has completed a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season-long loan.

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Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has joined Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season-long loan.

Borthwick-Jackson made his first-team debut for the Red Devils under Louis van Gaal last season, amid an defensive injury crisis.

Although more accustomed to playing as a central defender, the 19-year-old made his debut at left-back, coming on as a 76th minute substitute for Marcos Rojo aganst West Bromwich Albion in November 2015.

Borthwick-Jackson went on to make a total of 14 appearances in all competitions last season — all of which at left-back — and impressed with his composure and crossing ability.

With Luke Shaw now fully recovered from the broken leg which kept him out for the majority of the last campaign, Borthwick-Jackson’s playing time would likely have been dramatically reduced this term.

So the England under-19 defender has been loaned to Wolves for the rest of the season. The Midlands club are hoping to make a bid for promotion from the Championship under new manager Walter Zenga.

This does not necessarily spell the end of Borthwick-Jackson’s hopes of eventually becoming a regular at Old Trafford, however, as the youngster put pen to paper on a new four year United contract back in May this year.