Aston Villa should consider snapping up Borthwick-Jackson

Manchester United's Cameron Borthwick Jackson

Steve Bruce has excellent contacts at Manchester United and he will know all about the progress that Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has been making.

Manchester United is a great place for any player to learn the game, but there are reasons for stepping outside the Theatre of Dreams to get an appreciation of the game at another level. 

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is worthy of being given more match time, and has been linked with Leeds United, according to the Sun.

Elland Road would not be a bad environment for him to gain Championship experience, but he could find that Aston Villa might be a better choice with the defensive mind and knowledge of United that Steve Bruce possesses.

Manchester United's Cameron Borthwick Jackson

Borthwick-Jackson, 20, spent last season on loan at Wolverhampton Wanderers, despite having been a player that Louis van Gaal had made good use of during his time as United manager.

The England under-20 left-back played well in that time and would be a great prospect for a Championship team to take on loan.

José Mourinho has adequate reason to have stalled Borthwick-Jackson's progress at United. Luke Shaw is back to full fitness and Matteo Darmian is an Italian international, so it is hard for Borthwick-Jackson to play much of a part in Manchester.

In 2015-16, Borthwick-Jackson made 14 appearances for United's first team and it must be difficult for him to be thinking of playing games away from Old Trafford.

However Bruce would have plenty of words of advice for the defender, who could do a good job for Villa if they make a move.

Manchester United's Cameron Borthwick-Jackson

Villa have been trying to raise some revenue with the sale of Jordan Amavi to Sevilla, but a failed medical has put pay to that according the Express and Star. 

That said, Bruce is likely to keep trying to move Amavi on and that could give Villa every opportunity to pick up a young and enthusiastic new left-back such as Borthwick-Jackson.

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