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.
Don’t give our players to that pathetic excuse of a club
— HalfPotatoHalfMonkey (@RojoTackles) August 7, 2017
And we should of never of helped the Leeds scum out with sending Borthwick-Jackson there, especially with their Munich chants…
— Danny (@dannylarkin) August 9, 2017
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
Borthwick-Jackson was good BTW. Both full-backs had good games, but then, one of them is Luke Ayling so that's a given. #LUFC
— The Scratching Shed (@TSSLUFC) August 12, 2017
Very impressed with Cameron Borthwick-Jackson tho. Lad put in a good shift! #lufc
— Stefan (@Stefan_46Hpi) August 12, 2017
— sparkx (@sparkx_) August 12, 2017
This kid Borthwick-Jackson can hit a cross #lufc
— Harrison Nayler (@HarrisonN17) August 12, 2017
Few positives: Impressed with Borthwick-Jackson down the left flank. Thought Coops did well today. Saiz looked sharp when he came on. #LUFC
— Chris Taylor (@LUFCDATA) August 12, 2017
At elland road and borthwick Jackson is different gravy
— steve hatton (@SJobdodger) August 12, 2017