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Powell To Wigan On Loan

Dave Whelan has confirmed that Nick Powell will be joining Wigan Athletic on a season long loan.

Powell joined United last summer and after scoring a cracker on his debut against Wigan, the 19-year-old has rarely featured for the first team. He played in the last 15 minutes of our League Cup victory over Newcastle, 45 minutes against Chelsea in our League Cup defeat at Stamford Bridge, and started in two Champions League games after qualification at the top of the group was confirmed.

At the weekend, Wigan boss Owen Coyle spoke of his desire to sign our midfielder.

“Everyone knows that me and David [Moyes] have a very good relationship,” Coyle said. “He [Powell] is a hugely talented player. If and when he becomes available, I would certainly love to bring a player of that calibre to the football club if it is possible. He goes away with England under-21s I’m led to believe this week – somebody told me that.”

Wigan Athletic confirmed the loan deal on their website.

“We’re delighted to welcome Nick to Wigan Athletic, and thank Manchester United for allowing a player whom they have invested a large sum of money in and has incredible talent, to join us for the season. We’re all excited to be offering him the opportunity to play football at a high level and for him to continue his development here at the club.”

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  1. dirkcee says:

    At least we’ll get to see Powell play some football. Really disappointed he hasn’t gotten more of a go so far at United.

  2. ja5on says:

    Fair play – Its all about first team football, and hes still young enough to comeback and shine.

  3. Jumping Jesus says:

    I would second that. I’m looking forward to seeing him play some. I recently worked with someone who was at school with this kid and said he was an unbelievable player. Good luck to him

  4. iDon says:

    Of course he is not going to play first team because we still have to make room for grandpaaas

  5. Nathan says:

    yeah-its a good move for him.wish him all the best in jesus name he gona shine.

  6. 60sred says:

    He’s obviously 20 years too young to qualify for the United first team.

  7. OJM says:

    Good move for him. Disappointed that he didn’t feature much last season, but he probably wasn’t quite ready for such title push (despite being good in the reserves, he didn’t display that ‘next level shit’) and he did spend a long time out injured.

    Just hope he gets more game time at Wigan that Henriquez was afforded.

    Good luck Nick Powell.

  8. Yomex says:

    i would have love to see him play in a team still in the EPL and not a relagated team but all thesame, i think this guy iz got the quality to make Wigan Athletic thrive. Wishing him succes. With all Love. Come back to make us proud

  9. The One says:

    I’m disappointed with this deal. I feel he should have been given playing time; it doesn’t auger well for us if we give young players the impression that we only buy them to then loan them out again instead of playing them. It’ll be much more difficult for us to compete with clubs like arsenal should we go head to head with them for promising youngsters in the future.


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