Cameron Borthwick-Jackson made his first team debut yesterday in Manchester United’s 2-0 victory over West Brom. The 18-year-old came on for the last 15 minutes, in place of Marcos Rojo, at left-back.
Louis van Gaal has revealed that he is in regular contact with United’s U-21 coach, Warren Joyce, and U-18 coach, Paul McGuinness. Knowing that Rojo has been playing the full 90 minutes every game recently, Van Gaal wanted a left-back he could use as back up, considering Luke Shaw’s injury, and Borthwick-Jackson was Joyce’s recommendation.
I have seen him once or twice and I have been impressed by him. Yesterday, I knew that Marouane Fellaini was injured, so I talked with Warren Joyce and asked what he had for me. I’m always taking with him or Paul McGuinness, and he said at the moment the left full-back is in good shape. I needed a left full-back because Marcos Rojo had played a few games in a row, so I have to take into account that it might be too much. I put Cameron in the line-up without any fear, and I have to say he did very well.