Powell’s omission from the squad was a surprise to many but it seems the 20-year-old was nursing a minor injury and will soon be ready to join up with the rest of the squad on tour.
It’s fantastic news to hear that Powell is going to be part of the pre-season tour because he certainly deserves a spot in the squad.
Last season, Powell enjoyed a very strong start to his loan spell at Wigan Athletic where he managed to become Wigan’s top goalscorer in Europe despite being played in a variety of positions but was struck down by injury in the latter part of the year which thwarted his progress.
At United, he’ll have a golden opportunity to impress Van Gaal because of how few midfield options are in the squad and if he can replicate some of his best form, Powell has the chance to become a member of United’s squad. Whether or not Powell takes applicatiosn remains to be s een.