Manchester United starlet Nick Powell is closing in on a loan move to Wigan, according to the Daily Mail.

The English youngster, who made limited appearances under Sir Alex Ferguson last season, looks set to join the FA Cup winners on a season-long loan deal.

The 19-year-old will be given a full season of first-team football at the Championship outfit which could benefit his long term future at United.

Owen Coyle has identified Powell as the perfect alternative should his side lose James McCarthy before the close of the transfer window next week.

Wigan have previously loaned players from the Red Devils, as the likes of Angelo Henriquez and Tom Cleverley have played their football at the DW stadium.

However, Powell has also attracted the interest of Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway, whose desperate to add to his squad. 

Palace have been beaten in their first two Premier League games on their return to England's top-flight and could yet bring Powell to the club.

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