Manchester United have closed their first transfer of deadline day – and it’s not an incomer, unfortunately.
Central midfielder Nick Powell, who has predominantly featured for the Warren Joyce’s under-21 side, has had his loan move to Hull City confirmed; he made substitute appearances for the Red Devils against Wolfsburg in the Champions League and in the Premier League against Bournemouth, but to little avail.
The 21-year-old has struggled with injuries throughout his time at United so far, after having scored this sensational goal at Wembley in 2012 to help Crewe Alexandra win the 2012 League Two Playoff Final:
Now, he will compete for a starting spot in Hull’s midfield, up against team-mates Jake Livermore and Tom Huddlestone, both formerly of Tottenham Hotspur, and Mo Diame, the powerful ex-West Ham player.
The Tigers currently sit in first place in the Championship, one point ahead of second-placed Middlesbrough, but the Teeside club have a game in hand on Steve Bruce’s outfit.
Bruce, a United legend, could certainly be of benefit to Powell as the young midfielder will look to sharpen his game in order to push for regular football in a Manchester United shirt.