Manchester United youngster Cameron Borthwick-Jackson will reportedly return to Old Trafford in January after failing to get opportunities to impress at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The 19-year-old joined Wolves on a season-long loan deal in August in a bid to gain experience and regular first-team football to help in his bid to become a future star for United.
However, he’s been limited to just seven appearances so far this season and has yet to feature for boss Paul Lambert since he replaced Walter Zenga last month.
According to The Mirror, United have an option in the deal to recall him ahead of next summer, and have decided to add him to their Europa League which in turn will lead to his return to Manchester in January.
That will of course depend on whether or not they advance beyond the group stage ahead of their crunch clash with Zorya Luhansk on Thursday night.
Lambert did have praise for Borthwick-Jackson’s attitude and application in training, as noted in the report, but ultimately he has preferred other options.
In turn, it makes sense for United to take their young star back and offer him the chance to impress Jose Mourinho moving forward and try to break into the first-team at Old Trafford.
It won’t be easy given the options ahead of him in the pecking order, but with Eric Bailly away on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations in January and with Chris Smalling still sidelined with injury, there could be an open spot for him to at the very least offer cover in case of further injury setbacks.