Jose Mourinho sanctions transfer of 20-year-old defender

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly given the green light for Cameron Borthwick-Jackson to complete his loan switch to Championship club Leeds United this summer.

The England youth level made his first-team debut under former boss Louis van Gaal in the 2015/16 season where he managed 14 appearances across all competitions.

Borthwick-Jackson was therein sent on a season-long loan to Wolverhampton Wanderers last summer where he failed to hit the heights with Paul Lambert critical of his overall fitness.

According to ESPN, Mourinho has given the go-ahead for the 20-year-old to join Leeds United, where he could finally establish himself as a first-team player.

The Special One has recently praised the club’s upcoming prospects and Borthwick-Jackson appears to be one of them with the Portuguese coach being an admirer of the player’s abilities.

Borthwick-Jackson is capable of plying his trade at centre-back in addition to his preferred left-back role, and he could slot straight into the Leeds squad for their Championship opener against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

The youngster has been a presence for England through the youth levels, and he will be hoping to utilise his temporary stint at Elland Road in order to gain more playing time with the Young Lions.

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