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23rd Nov 2015

Manchester United’s forgotten man Nick Powell makes comeback for U21s

Simon Lloyd

Manchester United’s U21s made an underwhelming start to the season, losing their opening game 2-0 to Norwich.

But some of their supporters will be encouraged to see the return of Nick Powell in a United shirt.

Having signed for the club from Crewe as an 18-year-old a few years ago, big things were expected of Powell.

He started his United career with a goal against Wigan Athletic and even featured for the club in a Champions League tie against Galatasaray.

His appearance against Norwich was his first since picking up a hamstring injury in nine months.

Still only 21, reports have suggested he was considering quitting football following an unsuccessful loan spell at Leicester City.

With his contract due to expire at the end of the season, Powell will hope he can salvage his United career in the coming weeks.