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.