Manchester United youngster Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has agreed a new four-year deal with the club, according to Tom Hopkinson’s report in the Sunday People.
Borthwick-Jackson, who joined Manchester United as a six year old, made his first team debut against West Brom in November 2015, and has since made 13 appearances for the senior side under manager Louis van Gaal this season. The Dutchman deployed Cameron in his preferred left-back role – a position in which he settled quickly as well as easily, softening the blow of Luke Shaw’s season-long horror injury.
The 19-year-old defender also played a huge rule in helping Warren Joyce’s Manchester United U21s side win the Under-21s League, thereby being voted United’s Under-21 Player of the Year.
The youngster was clearly delighted to win the award, as he stated: “It’s just a huge honour for me, winning this award. It’s unbelievable, it’s what dreams are made of. It’s what you dream of as a little boy — winning an award with Manchester United.”
But it seems that the U21s Player Of The Year Award was not the only reward in store for the young starlet for his top-class performances, as reports have now emerged that the Englishman will be given a new deal that will keep him at the Theatre of Dreams for four more years.
The defender’s current deal was set to terminate on June 30th, which would have made him a free agent and capable of securing a move away as soon as the summer transfer window opened. However, the United officials have acted swiftly and tie the promising youngster down to a long-term contract.
Borthwick-Jackson was set to make his 14th first team appearance of the season in the final league game on Sunday, as he was named in the Starting XI to face Bournemouth, but the game was eventually abandoned due to a bomb scare. The match will now be replaced on Tuesday, 17th May.