Nick Powell Joins Hull City On Loan


Nick Powell has left Manchester United and joined Hull City on loan until the end of the season.

The midfielder joins the Championship outfit on a temporary basis, hoping to obtain some regular first team football.

After a miserable spell on loan at Leicester City at the beginning of last season, Powell returned to feature in the U21s.

He pulled his hamstring in a game against Everton back in February, but it was worse than first feared, ruling him out until November.

His U21 return led to sub appearances for the first time against Wolfsburg in the Champions League and AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League in the following fixture.

After joining from Crewe Alexandra in the summer of £6m, the versatile player scored on his debut, a fine strike from range against Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford.

Opportunities became few and far between as United raced to the title that season, leading to a loan move to the team he finished past on debut, for a season-long loan at the Latics for the 2013/14 season.

A healthy and respectable seven goals in 32 appearances were achieved, and he is now looking to reach his potential at former United stalwart Steve Bruce’s side.

His move to the KC Stadium will hopefully provide the platform to improve his talents, with the skilful 21-year-old capable of playing as a no.10, striker, central midfielder or out wide at a push.

The Tigers currently occupy top spot in their respected table, in pole position to make an immediate return to the Premier League.

A strong relationship exists between United and Hull, with players like Paul McShane, Joe Dudgeon, James Chester, Cory Evans and Robbie Brady swapping Old Trafford for Yorkshire, as well as Ben Amos spending time on loan there in the past.

Having seen Powell up close and personal in his Crewe days, I know the talents that be-lie this player, and with a change in attitude, hard work and regular game time, this guy could go places.

We wish him all the best in his time away from Manchester United.

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