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The England youth international made just two league appearances last season and hopes to play more first-team football, citing his Manchester United colleague as inspiration

Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell is hoping to emulate former Wigan loanee Tom Cleverley during his season-long loan in the Championship and return a stronger player.

The Latics secured a deadline-day deal to bring the former Crewe starlet to the DW Stadium after he was restricted to just two league appearances last season.

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Powell is looking forward to regular first-team football and hopes his loan spell can be as successful as Cleverley’s season at the club during their 2010-11 campaign in the Premier League.

"I spoke to Clevs [Cleverley] before I came here and he told me how great his time at Wigan Athletic was and how it helped his development," he told Wigan’s official website.

"Hopefully I can follow his example and return to Manchester United after a successful season here and as a better player.

"I also spoke with David Moyes and we both agreed that I needed more game-time which was the only thing missing from last season, so hopefully I can get that here and do the business for Wigan Athletic.

"You always need experience if you’re going to become a better player, no matter what division that might be in. I’ve played in the Premier League with Manchester United and League One with Crewe Alexandra."

Wigan manager Owen Coyle believes the loan capture of Powell is a ‘win-win-win’ scenario for all involved and now hopes he can have a positive impact on the youngster's career.

"We believe it can be a 'win-win-win' scenario. It's a win for us getting a quality player like that, a win for Nick because he gets league time at a very high level and a win for Manchester United," he told BBC Radio Manchester.

"With league time under his belt and European experience, he'll go back there a better player. As much as I'm a manager, first and foremost we're coaches. You want to help young players develop.
 
"If you can pass on any knowledge and experience to help young players go and have a glittering career, it certainly gives you a good feeling, because maybe you've played a little part in their development."

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