Man Utd midfielder Powell hopes for Cup start

Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell is looking forward to their Capital One Cup tie with Newcastle United.

Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell is looking forward to their Capital One Cup tie with Newcastle United.

Alan Pardew's side are sure to provide a formidable barrier to progress in the competition but Powell remains keen to show he can handle playing against Barclays Premier League opposition.

"It will definitely be a good test for us," he insisted to the United Review. "Newcastle did really well last year and were pushing for a top-four place. They’re a good side. It’ll be a great experience for whoever is playing this evening and a tough challenge. If I’m involved, I hope it’s one I can rise to. If I get my chance, I'm determined to take it with both hands."

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