Sir Alex Ferguson’s son Darren has played down any rumours that Nick Powell might be leaving Manchester United on loan this January.
Ferguson’s Peterborough have just secured Davide Petrucci and Scott Wootton on loans to try and help with their relegation scrap but Darren doesn’t expect Nick Powell to be going anywhere.
Speaking to the clubs official website, he said: “There have been rumours about Nick Powell, I have no idea where they have come from.
“It is not going to happen, he is injured anyway, and I am not too sure my father will be letting him out on loan anyway.”
Since his arrival from Crewe Alexandra in the summer, Nick Powell has had a very steady upwards curve culminating in Premier League and UEFA Champions League debuts.
He scored on his Premier League debut against Wigan with a thunderous drive from outside the box and so nearly scored on his UEFA Champions League debut, but saw his rasping header come rattling back off the bar.
It would be extremely surprising if Powell left United on loan in January. While still only an 18-year-old, Powell has shown he has the characteristics and attitude to play his part at the club already. Even if Sir Alex does intend to loan him out, he will surely let Powell have a full year with the club first to settle down.
With Sir Alex comparing him to Scholes, it is obvious that Powell isn’t your average English talent. For such a young lad, he carries a refined poise to his game and he rarely looks flustered. Given our midfield woes in recent years, Powell certainly looks like he could shape up to be a real star.