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Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell ready to return to action

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Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell ready to return to action

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Nick Powell is in the best condition of his life, Warren Joyce says. He's in contention for a loan to the Championship, and perhaps some games. He's being talked up, and after his troubles with injury and drink-driving, it's positive to have him back. It's possible that this praise is simply to get someone to take him off United's hands, if they've given up on him. You can read this in the Mirror.

On ESPNFC, Andy Mitten has talked about the return of Jonny Evans and Darren Fletcher to Old Trafford for West Bromwich Albion. It's a game that United need to win to keep in contention for the title chase, even if that merely drives them on for Champions League qualification.

In the Manchester Evening News is Nicky Butt's hopes for two young central defenders, Axel Tuanzebe and Ro-Shaun Williams. Tuanzebe was on the bench at Crystal Palace, and is highly thought of by Louis van Gaal too. He's one to watch, and I hope we'll have a column on the youth team on the site next week.

The Telegraph wonders if United fans will turn on Van Gaal at the weekend when they play West Brom. The answer is simple: yes, if it's boring rubbish still.