Manchester United: Computer games or watching your team?

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Playing computer games or watching your team lose - a tough decision?

Plenty of Manchester United fans will wish they had played computer games rather than watch the club's dismal 2-1 Europa League defeat at FC Midtjylland on Thursday.

But for a player on their books, that's exactly what happened - he was unaware that his club were even playing.

Nick Powell played for Manchester United in their previous European game, the 3-2 defeat by Wolfsburg which eliminated them from the Champions League in December.

But the 21-year-old, who has not lived up to expectations following his move to United from Crewe, is now on loan at Hull - and seemingly has put his parent club out of his thoughts.

When asked if had watched the game in Denmark, he said: "No, I completely forgot - I was playing Fifa, if I am honest.

"I did read the reports and, I don't know, it's hard. They're under pressure because the gaffer has come out and said it's the best way to qualify for the Champions League next year.

"There's no excuse - they should have have won, but that's just the way it is."

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