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Jose Mourinho to recall Manchester United loanee as failed spell nears end

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly set to recall defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson from his loan spell with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The 19-year-old joined the Championship outfit on a season-long loan deal in the summer, but has made just six appearances for the club so far this year.

Coupled with Walter Zenga’s dismissal last month, there are doubts over how much the youngster will feature this season, and so as reported by The Sun, Mourinho is ready to take him back to Old Trafford.

Aside from the fact that he is concerned about Borthwick-Jackson’s lack of playing time, it’s also added that the United boss wants cover in defence after losing Eric Bailly to a serious knee injury until the New Year.

Although it’s suggested that Borthwick-Jackson could be sent back out on loan again in January, he may well be a useful recall to the squad in order to provide depth in the event that Mourinho loses another defender to injury or otherwise.

Having made 14 appearances for the Red Devils last season when he showed his versatility by playing at both centre-back and left-back, it may well be a sensible move to bring Borthwick-Jackson back in the short-term while looking for a better solution for him in 2017 rather than Wolves.

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