Paper Talk: Tale of Two Manchester United Youngsters

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

The talk around Wigan has been focused on the talents of one young player this season has been an inspiration to the team. Unfortunately for us it has been the loan talent of Nick Powell. In recent weeks we have been close to signing another United youngster (Will Keane), but things could be about to turn on their heads.

Deadline Day and Owen Coyle eventually managed to get the man he had wanted for about a month. The loan signing of Nick Powell for the season was finally pushed through and all was happy. I don't think any of us quite expected just how important Nick would come to be for our side.

Three months down the line it is hard to see a Wigan side with out Powell in. The midfielder had such a massive dynamic to our team that we miss him badly when he doesn't play. He had that ability to unlock teams with a pass or find that extra yard to score a magnificent goal.

Now though it has been suggested today by the Daily Express that David Moyes could be about to ask for the youngster back to then loan him out in January to a Premier League team. According to the source the teams in the Championship aren't competitive enough.

It sounds dodgy to me that David Moyes would say that. The reason to loan him out in the first place would have made no sense. By any means the Championship is a much more demanding league in terms of physical strength and unlocking defenses.

We are in time in football where teams that press are doing rather well for themselves in European and international football. Yet look around and half the teams in the Championship in one way or another do this, they rarely give players time or space on the ball, to be able to do as well as Nick is doing is a credit.

I do believe that this story is a load of rubbish.

There is another United player though who has been on the cusp of signing for about two weeks. The rumors of the impeding signing of Will Keane have been circling and circling and no deal has yet to be done. Even Owen Coyle mentioned a new player was on his way in and yet nothing has happened.

Reports suggest United are making sure Keane is fully fit before sending him our way. The striker has struggled massively with injury the past year, and they don't want to risk any sort of re-occurrence. The deal now looks set to be completed in the next 24 hours and give us a third striker to play with. Finally!

We can all hope that he will have has big an impact as Nick Powell has on the side.

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