Leeds United left-back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson’s time at the club may be coming to a premature end, according to the Daily Mail, as parent club Manchester United seriously consider recalling the 20-year-old ahead of schedule.
The England Under-20 international made a season-long loan move to Elland Road back in August in the hope that he would get regular first-team football under his belt in order to be better equipped to push for a first-team place at Old Trafford.
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That, however, has failed to materialise and Borthwick-Jackson has featured just five times for Thomas Christiansen’s Leeds side, with just one of those coming in the Championship, back in mid-August’s goalless draw at home to Preston North End.
Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho was keen for the left-back to feature more regularly at the Yorkshire outfit and as a result, he may be loaned out to fellow Championship outfit Reading, who are believed to be interested in bringing the 20-year-old to the Madejski Stadium.
Managed by former United defender Jaap Stam, the Royals are looking to climb up the table and away from the relegation zone, with just four points currently separating them and the bottom three.
On the other hand, Leeds are looking to return to the top flight and find themselves occupying the final play-off position, in sixth place and are six points off the automatic promotion spots.
On Sunday, the Whites travel to League Two outfit Newport County in the FA Cup third round and Christiansen confirmed that the left-back, who is also capable of featuring at the heart of the defence, will be given the chance to impress at Rodney Parade.
“What I know is that he will play the next game,” the Dane is quoted as saying by Leeds Live, when quizzed on the defender’s future.
Whether Borthwick-Jackson will be at Elland Road beyond Sunday’s clash, however, remains to be seen.