Revealed: Manchester United first-team player to be handed 500 per cent pay rise
By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is set to be handed a 500 per cent pay rise by Manchester United as a reward for his progress in recent months.
As revealed by Football Insider, the United Academy graduate has agreed the the terms of a new contract that will run until 2020.
The four-and-a-half-year deal will be £12,000-a-week, six times more than his current £2,000-a-week agreement.
Borthwick-Jackson’s first professional contract is due to expire in the summer and is set to be replaced by the new deal, which will be worth £2.5million over its entirety.
The left-back, who turned 19 last week, is set to be rewarded for his performances since breaking into the first team under Louis van Gaal in November.
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Borthwick-Jackson has made 11 appearances for United and has been granted an extended run in the side following a series of serious injuries sustained by the club’s senior full-backs.
He has delivered polished displays in the club’s last two matches, setting up goals for fellow Academy graduate Jesse Lingard against both Stoke last Tuesday and Chelsea on Sunday.
First-choice left-back Luke Shaw faces a fight to play again this season, Marcos Rojo is recovering from shoulder surgery and Tyler Blackett is on a season-long loan at Celtic.
With converted full-backs Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia also long-terms absentees, and Phil Jones only just returning after a month out with an ankle injury, Borthwick-Jackson is one of the few men left standing.
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