Manchester United full back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has signed with Scunthorpe United ahead of the new season. The left-back has signed a one-year loan deal and is a major coup for the side. Borthwick-Jackson was sent back from Leeds United halfway through his loan last year after failing to break into the side.
The strange thing about Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is, despite his loan spells with Wolves and Leeds being unsuccessful, he’s a very good footballer. Quick and agile he really did impress in a couple of early games at Leeds United, playing as both centre-back and left-back. Leeds boss (at the time) Thomas Christiansen was as stubborn as they came, Borthwick-Jackson was frozen out, attitude seemed to be the issue.
✍ SIGNING: Scunthorpe United are delighted to announce the signing of defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson on a season-long loan from Premier League side Manchester United – https://t.co/l81TIcMg1l
— Scunthorpe United FC (@SUFCOfficial) July 28, 2018
As the season went on and Vurnon Anita and Gaetano Berardi both slotted in at left-back, neither really impressing and Leeds dropping down the table in remarkable fashion Borthwick-Jackson couldn’t even make the bench, a couple of games in the League Cup was as good as it got for the player and before January even came around it was clear he was leaving.
As Laurens De Bock arrived from Club Brugge Borthwick-Jackson prepared to head back across the Pennines to Manchester and that he did. Let’s not forget this is a player who has played under Jose Mourinho in the Premier League and for Scunthorpe this is a genius move. He can do some real damage in League One and without doubt he’s one of the coup’s of the season.