Man Utd boss Ferguson: Gifted Powell has great chance

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is excited about former Crewe Alexandra attacker Nick Powell.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is excited about former Crewe Alexandra attacker Nick Powell.

Powell slipped quietly into Old Trafford while the focus of ­attention was on the ­acquisition of Shinji Kagawa and Robin van ­Persie.

But Ferguson believes ­Powell, 18, has ‘a gift’ and is ­genuinely excited about the youngster.

He said: “You won’t see much of him at the moment because he has to come to terms with our training.

“He is getting there, though, and when he does he will be ready for the squad.

“He is only 18 but he has a gift and can achieve great things. We tracked him for a long time at Crewe.

“He will ­easily take to life in the top ­division.”

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