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Manchester United’s Nick Powell ready to quit after becoming disillusioned with football – report

by Sam Peoples

Nick Powell has grown disillusioned with football and is ready to quit Manchester United, according to Steve Bates from the Sunday People.

The 21-year-old has struggled with a long series of injuries and a few unsuccessful loan spells at various clubs which have all culminated in him only playing three times in the last year, on loan at Leicester.

Reports suggest his attitude towards the game and training still remains entirely questionable and that is the driving force behind the doubts over whether he has a long-term future in the game.

For any player, spending that long without playing football must be tough, especially a youngster who is yet to really get his career under way.

Here’s a look back at just how long Powell has had to spend on the sidelines and how long his recovery process has been up until this point:

You can appreciate that being out for such a long time can create disillusion in the mind of a youngster who had so much promise when he arrived at United after steering Crewe Alexandra to promotion with a wonder-goal at Wembley.

That being said, plenty of players have come through substantial injuries – Aaron Ramsey, Antonio Valencia, Djibril Cisse – to continue their careers, so it can’t be solely used as an excuse.

It’s up to Powell himself. He wasn’t sold this summer, potentially because he wasn’t fit enough to pass a medical, and because of that he still has a chance under Louis van Gaal but it’s whether he wants to or not.

Hopefully later this week we’ll see Powell give his own rebuttal on social media refuting the rumours and insisting he is determined to succeed. As Rio Ferdinand said when he arrived from Crewe, Powell walked with broad shoulders and a swagger at United that showed he wasn’t overwhelmed by the step-up, he looked like he belonged there and it’d be sad to see that promise dwindle away.

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