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22nd Feb 2017

Manchester United are recalling a loan player for just one game

One game only.

Darragh Murphy

Manchester United have exercised a loan clause which will see on-loan defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson return to the club for one game only.

Borthwick-Jackson is set to rejoin Nicky Butt’s reserve side for Wednesday night’s Premier League International Cup quarter-final against Porto, according to a report in the Manchester Evening News.

Borthwick-Jackson is currently on loan at Championship outfit Wolves and that loan deal has not been cut short.

The 20-year-old, who was handed his senior debut by Louis van Gaal in 2015 but only made 14 appearances in total for the senior team, prompting Jose Mourinho to send him out on loan to earn valuable first-team experience.

That hasn’t exactly gone according to plan as he hasn’t featured for Wolves since November and has failed to put himself in the plans of manager Paul Lambert.

In spite of that, Borthwick-Jackson will return to his loan club after this midweek game for United’s reserves and is expected to be available for selection for Wolves’ Championship clash against Birmingham on Friday.

Loan regulations state that players can be recalled by their parent club during a loan spell as long as the loan club agrees and that they don’t feature for the first team.

Expect Borthwick-Jackson to play some part for in United’s reserves’ match this week but, as for whether or not he will be selected by Lambert for the Birmingham game on Friday, that seems altogether less likely.

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