The 19-year-old held talks with the club earlier this week regarding his future, where the possibility of a loan move was discussed.
Borthwick-Jackson impressed many with his athleticism and composure at left-back last season, receiving the Under 21s Player of the Year award and in turn signed a new four year deal with the club.
However, whilst no deal has been agreed with another club, it is likely that the Englishman will leave Old Trafford this season in order to receive maximum game time.
A loan move is perhaps the next logical step for Borthwick-Jackson: he displayed enormous potential last year and put himself on the market. What normally follows for a player in Borthwick-Jackson’s position is a loan move to a club that guarantees regular football, thus aiding his progression.
But in the case of Borthwick-Jackson, perhaps a loan move – most likely to a Championship or League One side – is an unnecessary step down.
The 19-year-old was thrown into a disjointed side under immense pressure last season and was, on many occasions, the calmest player on the pitch. His supreme crossing ability and mature handling of the ball, alongside an immense level of stamina, could be enough to act as serious competition for a recovering Luke Shaw this season.