MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Manchester United have completed a move for England Under-18 international Nick Powell from Crewe Alexandra.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with the talented star and has now been confirmed that they have fended off the challenges from Everton to sign Powell on a four-year deal.

Manchester United confirmed that Powell passed a medical test and will link up with the club at the beginning of July “for an undisclosed fee.”

“We have scouted Nick for months now. He is an exceptional talent and has been schooled well at Crewe,” United manager Sir Alex Ferguson told the club’s official website at

“I’m delighted he has chosen to come to United. He has a lot to offer and we are all looking forward to working with him.”

The attacking midfielder is also looking forward to moving to Old Trafford.

“It really is a dream come true to be signing for Manchester United,” Powell told the club.

“I have had a great time at Crewe and would like to thank them for helping me to develop as a player over the past 13 years.

“I’m excited about continuing my development with Sir Alex and the world class players in the squad.

“The thought of making the step up to the Premier League next year is an exciting prospect.

“I can’t wait to get started.”


James Anderson is a major football contributor for SportingAlert. Covers events from the teams in London, including Chelsea and Arsenal.


  1. It’s annoying to see United fans who are upset with this signing. He reminds me of a young Stevie G. The kid has massive potential and will undoubtedly contribute to the first team in a few years time. Great signing for the future. Some fans need to do their research. He’s not the answer to our midfield “problem” but he is a future star

  2. I wonder why united have wasted dimiter last season. he is a good player having helped united to win the trophy last season part one. I am not happy the way they treated him last season. if I was fergie I would give him another chance.

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