No league appearance since August: Leeds cancel deal with Manchester United

Defender returns to Manchester United after failed loan move

Leeds have cancelled the loan of Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, effective immediately, confirms United’s official website. The 20-year-old returns to Old Trafford, having made just six appearances in all competitions for the Whites in what was expected to be a season-long move.

Borthwick-Jackson was brought in as replacement for Charlie Taylor who left for Burnley, but the young left-back struggled for playing time at Elland Road. Gaetano Berardi was preferred in the starting lineup, and his time in Yorkshire looked up after Leeds signed Laurens De Bock from Club Brugge.

It’s also the second time a move away from Manchester United has gone badly for the defender, with a spell at Wolverhampton Wanderers resulting in an early return after just seven appearances being made.

Manchester United say the England u20 international could now feature for their reserves against Tottenham on Monday, January 29. The return to his parent club is a blow for Borthwick-Jackson, and he’ll be hoping his next move will see him played more regularly.

According to the Express, the 20-year-old didn’t feature in another league game for Leeds after August this season, so it’s unlikely he will be missed by the Championship club and its supporters.




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