Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has lined up a move for Crewe Alexandra youngster Nick Powell.

The Mail on Sunday says Sir Alex Ferguson has sealed a £4million deal for England Under-18 international Nick Powell as he turns to young talent to secure Manchester United's future.

The manager struck a deal with League Two Crewe for the forward, who has scored 15 goals this season and will feature in next week's League Two play-off at Wembley.