Leeds United take Old Trafford youngster on loan for season

Leeds United have secured the loan signing of Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, who has joined from Manchester United for the remainder of the campaign.

The 20-year-old defender made his debut for the Reds under Louis van Gaal back in November 2015, and has now racked up 14 appearances for the club. He won’t, however, be adding to this tally anytime soon, after Jose Mourinho agreed to let him join Leeds for the rest of the season.

“Leeds United are delighted to announce the signing of Cameron Borthwick-Jackson from Manchester United,” the Yorkshire club confirmed on their official club website. “The highly-rated, left-footed defender joins the Whites on a season-long loan from the Premier League outfit.”

Borthwick-Jackson is familiar with life in the Championship, although he only made six appearances during a loan spell at Wolverhampton Wanderers last season. He has represented England at Under 17, Under19 and Under 20 levels, and is expected to feature for the Under-21 this term.

Leeds began their quest for promotion to the Premier League with a 3-2 win at Bolton Wanderers on Sunday afternoon. Left fullback Gaetano Berardi was forced off with a dislocated shoulder, and Borthwick-Jackson could replace him for the League Cup clash with Port Vale on Wednesday.

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