Nick Powell says he left Manchester United for ‘personal reasons’ to join Hull on loan

by Sam Peoples

Nick Powell has explained that his decision to leave Manchester United in January on loan to Hull City was mainly for personal reasons.

The 21-year-old midfielder joined up with Steve Bruce’s Hull on transfer deadline day and will go straight into the squad for their game at the weekend.

Having had such a long time out injured at Man United, this is a big opportunity for Powell to get back into playing regular first-team football, something he has not had for a very long time.

“Mainly, it was personal reasons,” Powell said when asked about the loan to Hull.

I wanted to get more game-time. I haven’t played in a long time, I’ve been injured quite a lot, hopefully that’s past me and I’m striving to get more games and play football again.

“I’ve been training last couple of months so it’s time to get some games now.”

I still stand by my opinion that a loan move was not necessarily the right thing for Powell to do because of the risks that comes with them but he’s effectively eliminated that by joining Bruce, a former United player.

Bruce wouldn’t have brought Powell in to let him simply sit on the bench and I expect him to get plenty of game time for high-flying Hull who are currently top of the Championship.

If all goes well, this could be a superb loan for Powell that reinvigorates his playing career and he certainly deserves a stroke of luck having suffered so many injury problems over the last couple of years.

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