Louis van Gaal played Cameron Borthwick-Jackson without any 'fear'

In a game where Manchester United finally scored twice in a game for what feels like a very long time, with one of the goals coming from youngster Jesse Lingard, another young Red Devil made some headlines of his own with full confidence from boss Louis van Gaal.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson makes debut at 18

The Manchester-born 18-year-old made his debut for the first team in the 77th minute of the 2-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion at the weekend. He came off the bench to replace Marcos Rojo, in the left-back position for the remaining 13 minutes, to a loud round of applause from the Manchester United faithful.

He is a graduate from the Manchester United youth academy, which is famous across the world of football for producing consistently good youngsters despite the increase in reliance on transfers. He made his under-21 debut at just 16 years of age, as well as playing in the 2013 and 2014 Milk Cup-winning teams, scoring twice in the 2014 final to help Manchester United retain the trophy.

Borthwick-Jackson can also boast to having represented England at the Under 16 and 17 levels, alongside playing in United’s Under 19s in the UEFA Youth League.

Van Gaal has confidence in Borthwick-Jackson

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal told MUTV after the 2-0 win, that with Marouane Fellaini being injured he had enquired about what players were ready to make the step up, with Warren Joyce admitting at the moment a left-back was ready.

Van Gaal claims he “needed a left full-back because Marcos Rojo had played a few games in a row, so I have to take into account that it might be too much.

"I put Cameron in the line-up without any fear, and I have to say he did very well."

It shows incredible belief from Louis van Gaal to give Cameron Borthwick-Jackson his debut, albeit from the bench when being under the fire from some of the fans and media. 

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