Manchester United defender Borthwick-Jackson joins Tranmere on loan


Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has joined Tranmere Rovers on a season-long loan deal.

The 22-year-old has been heavily linked with the club through the summer, with former Rovers physio and manager Les Parry now working at Old Trafford looking after loan deals for their younger players.

Borthwick-Jackson finally joins the club on transfer deadline day for League One clubs after having played 14 times for United, having been given his debut at 18 by Louis van Gaal.

As well as those appearances in a United shirt, the defender has gained valuable senior experience during loan spells with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Leeds United and, most recently, Scunthorpe United.

How Tranmere announced the signing on Twitter

The youngster is predominantly a left-back, so will offer competition to Liam Ridehalgh for that spot in the side.

Tranmere’s last signing from Manchester United was fellow defender Sean McGinty. Needless to say, we hope this deal works out better than that one did!

Having broken into the United side as a teenager, Borthwick-Jackson hasn’t really kicked on from there and does not appear to be in Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer’s first team plans.

Speaking to the club’s official website, manager Micky Mellon said: “Cameron is at a stage where he needs to get his career going again and we’re really happy that he has agreed to do that at Tranmere Rovers.”

Hopefully, the potential the defender showed in the Premier League a few years ago can be fulfilled at Prenton Park this season and we’ll have a fantastic young player on our hands.

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