Man United debutant Cameron Borthwick-Jackson praised by Van Gaal – ‘I had no fears about putting him in the team’

first_imgManchester United manager Louis van Gaal has lifted the lid on why he decided to hand teenager Cameron Borthwick-Jackson his Premier League debut on Saturday.The 18-year-old defender came on in the closing stages of United’s 2-0 win over West Brom to become the eighth academy graduate to feature for the first team during Van Gaal’s reign.Van Gaal insists Borthwick-Jackson deserved his chance and revealed he had been tracking his progress in recent months.“I have seen him once or twice and I have been impressed by him,” Van Gaal told MUTV.“I talked with [Under-21s coach] Warren Joyce and asked what he had for me.“I’m always talking with him or [Under-18s coach] Paul McGuinness, and he [Joyce] said at the moment the left full-back is in good shape.“I put Cameron in the line-up without any fear, and I have to say he did very well.” Man United youngster Cameron Borthwick-Jackson 1last_img read more

Why the Vietnam President’s India Visit Matters for Security Ties

first_imgIn addition to the manifold story lines that have emerged in recent days, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang’s India visit, which kicked off on March 2 and will last till March 4, is a testament to the growing closeness in the bilateral security ties between Hanoi and New Delhi.Quang’s visit comes at a time when momentum for bilateral ties and India’s ties with Southeast Asia in general are at a high level. This is a trip that is coming just a few weeks of the Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit to India as chief guest at India’s Republic Day celebrations in January, along with the leaders from all the other ASEAN countries.Read it at The Diplomat Related Itemslast_img read more