Revealed: Manchester United expect playmaker to leave in the summer

By Editor Wayne Veysey| Former Evening Standard, Press Association and Goal chief correspondent with 17 years experience of breaking big stories, including exclusives like this

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Manchester United expect Nick Powell to leave the club in the summer after his loan move to Hull, Football Insider sources understand.

The 21-year-old playmaker completed a deadline day move to the Championship high flyers on loan until the end of the season.

However, Powell’s United contract expires in the summer and a United source has told Football Insider there has been no indication he will be handed an extension.

There have been question marks about the youngster’s attitude and commitment to training, and there is a strong possibility he has played his last game for United.

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Powell, 21, has had scarce first-team involvement at Old Trafford after making little progress during his three-and-a-half years at the club.

He has made only nine first-team appearances and just two this season, which bizarrely came when he was thrust on as a substitute for Juan Mata when Louis van Gaal’s team were chasing late goals against Wolfsburg and Bournemouth in December.