Forgotten Man Utd kid labelled ‘top player’ by Jose Mourinho left unemployed at 26 after release from League One club | The Sun
FORMER Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has been left without a club after being released by Burton.
The left-back, 26, was one of 10 players axed by the League One side after failing to secure a new deal.
It comes just three years after he left Old Trafford to join Oldham in the fourth tier.
He made 14 appearances for Man Utd under Louis van Gaal during the 2015/16 campaign – including 10 in the Premier League.
But following loans at Wolves, Leeds, Scunthorpe, and Tranmere, he eventually left permanently to sign for Oldham.
Borthwick-Jackson contributed two goals and two assists for the League Two side during the 2020/21 campaign.
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And he then joined Burton in 2021 on a two-year contract.
The ex-Man Utd man has registered two goals and four assists in 72 games for the Staffordshire club.
And they finished safely in mid-table this season, 11 points adrift of the relegation zone.
But Borthwick-Jackson's performances were not enough to convince Burton to extend his deal.
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That is despite him once claiming that former Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho had described him as a "top player".
Speaking to FourFourTwo seven years ago, he said: "I speak to him [Mourinho] 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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