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Cameron Borthwick-Jackson

Borthwick-Jackson starts a new loan spell

Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has become the latest member of the club’s loan brigade for the 2018/19 season by joining Scunthorpe United.

The 21-year-old, who has plenty of first-team experience at Old Trafford from Louis van Gaal’s spell in charge, has signed for the League One club for the entire campaign. The Mancunian, effective at left-back or in central defence, has previously had loan spells with Wolves and Leeds United.

Scunthorpe snapped up another Reds youngster, Devonte Redmond, on a similar basis last year and will be pleased to have beaten off competition for the services of Borthwick-Jackson. The loan deal is, however, subject to Premier League clearance and league ratification.

Promising goalkeeper Dean Henderson (Sheffield United) and midfielder Matty Willock (St Mirren) have already been sent out on loan by United this summer and more players from Ricky Sbragia's Under-23 squad could follow suit before the transfer deadline on 9 August.

Borthwick-Jackson told Scunthorpe's official website:
“I’m buzzing to be here and can’t wait to get started. Scunthorpe really wanted me to come here and I couldn’t really turn it down.

I’ve been at Manchester United since I was six years old and I’ve progressed all the way through. I managed to get my opportunity in the first team in the 2015/16 season, that was a great season for me and kick-started my career.

“But I need to play regular games and I’m at the age where I should be playing regular first-team football.

I know it’ll be more a lot more physical in League One, so I’ll have to see how I adapt to that and hopefully I can impress.


 

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The man who has signed Borthwick-Jackson for the season, Scunthorpe boss Nick Daws, said: “I’m really pleased. He fits the type of full-back that we want - somebody that wants to get forward, wants to get crosses into the box and take opposition full-backs on.

“He’s young, dynamic and talented. He will suit our style of play down to the ground. He’s a boy of stature and will give us a threat in the opposition box and will help us in our own box as well.

“He’s got really good pedigree and burst onto the scene at Manchester United and played games for them in the Premier League.

 

Borthwick-Jackson added: “I can play at left-back or centre-back. When I’m at left-back I like to go forward, get on the ball and put crosses in. I like to put tackles in, blocks and clearances too.

“I want to play as many games as I can and contribute to the team in whatever way I can - assists, tackles, blocks. Whatever I can do to help the team win games, I’ll do.”

Everyone at Manchester United would like to wish Cameron the best of luck for his spell at Scunthorpe.