Crewe Alexandra coaching legend Dario Gradi says Manchester United signing Nick Powell is a unique talent.

According to the Crewe supremo, Powell is a unique talent - different to players like Dean Ashton and David Platt who've rolled off the conveyor belt at Gresty Road.

"We've had some terrific players at Crewe who went on to play for England, but Nick's not the same as any of them. He does a similar job to [current England player] Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain," Gradi told MUTV.