There is an undoubted rivalry between Leeds United and their Manchester United counterparts – and it isn’t all to do with the Yorkshire/Lancashire, cross-Pennines geography.

The rivalry permeates through all levels of both clubs, and is most savagely felt amongst the fans; it is here that the flames of the rivalry are felt at their hottest. Any opportunity for Leeds United and Manchester United fans to go at each other is rarely left untouched.

When players cross the divide, there are often ‘Judas’ accusations thrown out against them – this coming from both sides. The latest to feel these accusations is 20-year-old Manchester United left-back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, who signed on loan for Leeds United six days ago.

When he signed for Leeds, there was some noise from certain Manchester United fans on Twitter that highlighted the rivalry and the depth of bad feeling between both sets of fans.

The Manchester United youngster is out on loan for the second consecutive season, having endured a less-than-happy time last time out when in the Championship with Wolves. He spoke to LUTV on the completion of his loan move to the Whites.

Borthwick-Jackson made his début as a Leeds player in the 4-1 beating of Port Vale in the Carabao Cup, but Preston was his Sky Bet Championship début for the Whites. He played 82 minutes in yesterday’s 0-0 draw in front of a 32,000-plus crowd at Elland Road. Whilst on the pitch, the talented left-back made: 40 pass attempts (71.4% accuracy – five crosses), made two tackles, cleared two balls from danger, completed one defensive block, and successfully competed for four headed balls.

His performance against Preston didn’t go unnoticed by appreciative Leeds United fans on Twitter.

Leeds United fans react to Cameron Borthwick-Jackson Elland Road début vs Preston


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Cynicism turned to optimism but without the woop woops and ringing bells. Leeds United supporter through thick and thin, more thin than anything recently. Write mainly about the Whites but turn my hand to other clubs. lover of salted crisp sandwiches. Not a hipster.