Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell has returned to the club on Friday after an unsuccessful spell at Leicester City.
Powell made just two appearances since joining the newly-promoted side in August having just appeared for United in their 4-0 defeat to MK Dons.
On Friday, Leicester finally confirmed that Powell was being recalled from his loan spell by United.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 2, 2015
Interestingly, United’s wording was a little different and wouldn’t confirm whether he’d been recalled or if Leicester had decided to terminate the agreement.
The 20-year-old could have returned at the right time with an FA Cup game against Yeovil Town next on United’s schedule but it’s unlikely van Gaal will give Powell a free pass into the team until they determine whether his attitude has improved since returning from Leicester.
Given the talent Powell showed at Crewe and a relatively bright start to his Old Trafford career, it would be a shame if he followed in the footsteps of Ravel Morrison and failed to fulfil his clear talent.