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Nick Powell returns to Manchester United from loan spell

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Manchester United have confirmed that Nick Powell's loan spell at Leicester has ben cut short.

The former Crewe Alexandra midfielder joined the Foxes during the summer window but made just three Premier League appearances for a total of 40 minutes, prompting him to return to Old Trafford.

Return

A statement on Manchester United's official website read: "Nick Powell has returned to Manchester United following his loan spell with Leicester City.

"The England Under-21 international played three times for the Foxes in the Barclays Premier League, coming off the bench on each occasion. His most recent outing was in the 1-0 defeat to Manchester City last month."

Loan

The 20-year-old may now be sent out on loan to a lower league club in order to get more game experience although it is conceivable that boss Lois van Gaal may keep hold of him to bolster his misfield options given the amount of injuries that Manchester United have suffered this season.

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Powell arrived at Manchester United with a sizeable reputation having been compared to Paul Scholes by legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson - but has so far failed to live up to that reputation.

Next Scholes

"Nick Powell is going to be a really good player," the Scot said in 2012. 'He has a great temperament, is two-footed and quick. He is a good physical specimen and has terrific vision. We hope Powell fills Paul Scholes' boots."

He was sent away from Old Trafford on loan last season to Wigan by former boss David Moyes where he racked up 31 league appearances while scoring seven goals. The England U21 international also incurred a drink driving ban for an offence back in March last year.

Although his career hasn't gone to plan as he'd like there is still plenty of time for the talented youngster to turn things around and establish himself as a first team regular at Old Trafford.

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