“He has revealed truths in football that most people will never see”: Cameron Borthwick-Jackson sends sincere message to Manchester United fans as he leaves club after 17 years … but admits “negative experiences”
- Cameron Borthwick-Jackson released after contract expires Tuesday
- Left-back spent 17 years at Old Trafford but only made 10 appearances there
- He also had a series of unsuccessful loan periods before being released from the club.
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson wrote a message to Manchester United fans after being released from the club – but admitted to having “negative experiences” as part of the publication.
The left-back spent 17 years at Old Trafford, after signing at the age of six in 2003, and made his team debut under manager of the time, Louis van Gaal, on November 7, 2015.
But he was released on Tuesday after just 10 league games, a string of unsuccessful loan periods with Wolves, Leeds, Scunthorpe, Tranmere and Oldham over the past four seasons.
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson wrote a message to Manchester United fans after his release
17-year-old left back at Old Trafford ended when released Tuesday
And he highlighted both the ups and downs in a post on his Instagram account.
He wrote: “After 17 years at the club, it is time for me to leave Manchester United.
“Growing up in Manchester, all I wanted to do was play for United. Making my debut for the club that I grew up supporting was a dream come true and a day that will remain in my heart forever.
“I had great experiences, I made good friends and I had the opportunity to play with / against great players.
“To this, I owe a huge gratitude to the members of the club who believed in me.
Borthwick-Jackson has had a series of unsuccessful loan periods away from the northwest side
“Likewise, I have had many negative experiences which in turn have become lessons, especially in recent years. He revealed certain truths in football that most people will never see (in due time).
“Finally, I would like to say a big thank you to all the fans who supported me and to those who continued to do so. I like you.
“I can’t wait to see a new chapter waiting for me, wherever it is.”
Borthwick-Jackson has only made six appearances on loan at Oldham this season, after seeing a spell cut at Tranmere Rovers shortened in January after playing only three games.