Report: West Ham target Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson

Manchester United's Cameron Borthwick Jackson

The United defender could ease the Hammers' defensive woes.

Manchester United's Cameron Borthwick JacksonManchester United's Cameron Borthwick Jackson

West Ham could turn to Cameron Borthwick Jackson in a bid to solve their left-back crisis, according to The Sun.

Manchester United have reportedly told the 19-year old that he can go out on loan this season and Slaven Bilic has apparently ear-marked him as a target.

West Ham's Aaron Cresswell in action with Watford's Juan ParedesWest Ham's Aaron Cresswell in action with Watford's Juan Paredes

The Hammers have been left in a difficult scenario following a long-term injury to Aaron Cresswell and there are no other senior left-backs available at the club.

Sam Byram was deployed there as a makeshift option in their Europa League qualifier against NK Domzale last week but Bilic will not want to begin the Premier League season without a specialist in that position.

Chelsea's Willian in action with Manchester United's Cameron Borthwick JacksonChelsea's Willian in action with Manchester United's Cameron Borthwick Jackson

Borthwick-Jackson impressed at Old Trafford last season, appearing 14 times in all competitions, after the Red Devils suffered an injury crisis of their own.

The pacey fullback would be a useful addition to the Hammers’ squad and a loan deal makes sense considering that they just require a temporary solution.

Cresswell has been ruled out for up to four months so is unlikely to feature until the New Year and West Ham could do far worse than Borthwick-Jackson as a stop gap.

West Ham's Aaron Cresswell in action with Tottenham's Kieran TrippierWest Ham's Aaron Cresswell in action with Tottenham's Kieran Trippier

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