Manchester United return for Powell unclear

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Manchester United have yet to provide Wigan with an indication that they wish for Nick Powell to return to Old Trafford during the transfer window, according to recently-appointed Latics manager Uwe Rosler.

Powell joined Wigan in the summer during the tenure of Owen Coyle and is due to stay at the DW Stadium for the entirety of the season. His fine performances, however, have led to speculation that the agreement could be ended early.

The 19-year-old has scored eight times in 21 starts from Wigan this term and, given the difficulties endured by Manchester United in midfield, it has been claimed that David Moyes may wish for Powell to return to the club.

Rosler, however, says Moyes has not mentioned the subject despite their frequent communication with regards to the progress of the player.

"I don’t know where that other stuff is coming from," Rosler told the Wigan Evening Post. "I speak regularly to David Moyes at Manchester United - I have a very good relationship with him.

"He has always been very helpful to me in my career, and supported me during my time at Brentford when he was at Everton.

"I took a number of his players to Brentford, and it worked very well.

"And I think Manchester United are very happy with the progress that Nick is making with us.

"The things that have appeared in the papers, I have no control over that at all.

"I can only refer to the direct conversations I have had with David Moyes, and we will have further conversations on Monday and Tuesday.

"Once those talks have been had, I will know for certain what is going to happen.

"But so far there has been no indication whatsoever that anything has changed on that score.”

Powell was a £6 million acquisition from Crewe Alexandra during the summer transfer window of 2012 and has made six senior appearances for the Red Devils.

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