Manchester United are set to bring Cameron Borthwick-Jackson’s loan stay at Wolverhampton Wanderers to an end due to Jose Mourinho’s concerns about his lack of game time.
The defender joined Wolves on a season long loan back in August but has since featured in just five games so far this season under Walter Zenga.
Mourinho is understood to be concerned about the defenders lack of game time he has had at Molineux and wishes instead to bring him back to Old Trafford.
Borthwick-Jackson broke into the Manchester United first team last season under former head coach Louis Van Gaal and went on to make fourteen appearances in all competitions. His ability to bomb forward up the pitch combined with his excellent reading of the game makes him one of the most exciting young prospects at the club and is one which Jose Mourinho may look to use as the season progresses.
Defence has remained one of the key areas on the pitch which Mourinho has yet to fully address at Old Trafford and in Borthwick-Jackson he may go some way to solving the Portuguese’s defensive woes. As shown last season the youngster is more than capable of coming in and doing a job for the side if required and should Mourinho choose to throw the teenager into his starting eleven there is little doubt that he would let him down.
Able to play in a variety of different positions across the back four the youngster would also offer plenty of versatility to Mourinho. There are few players at that age who can offer such versatility in which Borthwick-Jackson can and with the current United back four struggling of late he may get his chance to shine in the first team sooner rather than later.