Manchester United coach Warren Joyce hails outstanding Nick Powell

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The Manchester United player is currently working his way back from injury.

Manchester United under-21 coach Warren Joyce has been speaking to the club’s official website about young midfielder Nick Powell.

The 21-year-old signed for United from Crewe Alexandra back in 2012 after an outstanding spell with the League Two side.

Powell’s final contribution for Crewe was to score an absolute beauty in the League Two Play-off Final victory against Cheltenham Town, and he ended that campaign with a very impressive 16 goals.

Considering he was only 18 at the time that was quite an achievement and big things were expected of him at Old Trafford.

When Powell scored on his debut against Wigan Athletic the excitement only increased, but since then he has only made six more senior appearances in all competitions and he has been blighted by injury in recent times.

Powell is currently recovering from a hamstring injury he sustained back in February, but speaking to manutd.com this week Joyce had good news for those United fans still hoping the youngster lives up to his considerable potential.

“I think, to be fair, he is looking in the best condition he has ever been in his life,” Joyce said. “There is no doubt how much talent he has got. Some of the stuff you see from him is outstanding.”

Powell is still young enough to make a name for himself at United, and the attacking midfielder-cum secondary striker certainly has the ability to be one of the club’s most exciting and important players in the years ahead.

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