Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has revealed Jose Mourinho's message after he completed a season-long loan move to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday (22 August). The left-back, who made his debut under Louis van Gaal last season, is keen to get regular first-team experience and return to Manchester United and fight for a place – that has been guaranteed by the Portuguese manager – in the first-team squad.
The 19-year-old defender was thrust into the limelight owing to an injury crisis and put in some impressive performances making 14 appearances for the senior team in all competitions, which included a debut in the Champions League against Wolfsburg. He is, however, unlikely to get regular football this season with Luke Shaw, Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo ahead of him in the pecking order, while Ashley Young can also deputise in the full-back positions.
Borthwick-Jackson, who recently signed a new long-term deal, revealed that Mourinho has guaranteed him a future at Old Trafford, which has given the young defender added impetus to impress during his loan spell with the Championship club. Wolves have started the season strongly and are currently tied for the second place on the table having won two and drawn two of their four games thus far. The England U19 international is hoping to make his debut when his current employers take on Cambridge United in the second round of the EFL Cup at the Molineux on Tuesday night (23 August).
"My aim is to play as many games as I can, get as much experience as I can with the hope to go back there and challenge for a spot in the team," Borthwick-Jackson said, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
"Mourinho has told me I've got a future there, he sees a future for me. So that's what I'm looking to do, gain experience and start there."
"I've had interest from Premier League clubs and other Championship clubs but I wanted to come here [to Wolves] and help the club get back to where they belong, which is the Premier League. It's exciting for me," he explained.