Leeds want Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson after left-back was loaned out to Wolves last season

MANCHESTER UNITED defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson looks set for a switch across the Pennines to rivals Leeds.

New Elland Road boss Thomas Christiansen wants the England age-group international in his ranks for a planned promotion push.

Borthwick-Jackson, 20, played 14 games under Louis van Gaal in the 2015/16 season before being loaned out by Jose Mourinho to Wolves.

The left back impressed under Van Gaal, but his lack of experience seems to have counted against him as Mourinho deployed under-fire Luke Shaw and Matteo Darmian at left back.

His loan spell at Wolves proved underwhelming though, with just seven appearances to his name in the Championship as Wanderers finished 15th and just seven points clear of the drop zone.

Leeds were rocked in May by the resignation of Garry Monk, after the former Swansea boss impressed at Elland Road before joining Middlesbrough.

Dane Christiansen has come in and plans to improve the squad under the ownership of Andrea Radrizzani.

And as the Red Devils headed out for their pre-season tour of the United States, Borthwick-Jackson was left off the plane, being left to ponder his future.


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According to ESPN, Leeds could either make a move for him on loan, but they could also sign him full-time if the right price can be agreed.

Manchester United and Leeds United have been traditional Premier League rivals before the Yorkshire club's relegation in 2004.

Captain Alan Smith controversially moved to Old Trafford after the relegation season, where he stayed for three seasons, suffering a horrific injury.

Rio Ferdinand and Eric Cantona famously moved from Elland Road to Manchester and Scott Wootton left Old Trafford in 2013 to join Leeds, where he played 66 games.

Borthwick-Jackson said in December year that he spoke to Mourinho regularly during his loan spell at Molineux.

He told FourFourTwo: "I speak to him all the time. He's always keeping eyes on me and he has people watching.

"When I first came into pre-season I got injured early on, and as I recovered he asked me how I was and things like that.

"When I came back he said: 'The squad's a bit too big, but I see a future for you here' and that I'm a 'top player.'

"He told me to go out and get some experience."

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