Leeds boss Uwe Rosler could save frustrated Manchester United talent Nick Powell's career

Uwe Rosler

Should Leeds boss Uwe Rosler make Nick Powell a target?

Football can be a fickle sport. One minute a player is lauded as the next big talent, only to soon be destined for the scrapheap.

Take Nick Powell for instance. The attacking midfielder was touted as a Premier League star of the future after clubs battled for his signature, having attracted attention at Crewe.

A stunning Wembley goal in the League Two play-off final led to Manchester United paying £4 million for his services, and he scored on his debut at Old Trafford.

From there it has been downhill, and he has yet to play a minute under current boss Louis van Gaal, having also struggled with injuries.

The People (via the Mirror's website) reported this weekend that Powell is falling out of love with football, and is counting down until his contract expires at the end of the season.

Powell's best spell of his career since leaving Crewe came at Wigan Athletic, when managed by Uwe Rosler he scored into double figures in the Championship.

With the attacker disillusioned with the game, he needs to play for a manager who believes in him, and he has already shown he can thrive under Rosler.

At Leeds United, Powell would also rejoin former Crewe teammate Luke Murphy, who could also help him settle.

With Powell's contract set to expire at the end of the current season, signing the 21-year-old on a free transfer is the smartest financial move for the club, yet this also would depend on Rosler himself being able to last the entire season as Leeds head coach.

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