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Nick Powell wins League Two Player of the Year award

by Sam Peoples

Nick Powell has been named League Two Player of the Year at the Northwest Football Awards.

Last season was his breakthrough season and he scored 16 times in 45 appearances for Crewe Alexandra including a wonderful turn and half volley in the Play-Off final. Powell had already been named Young Player of the Year as well as winning their goal of the season award and this award caps off a fine 12 months for the youngster.

“He seems a confident lad and he’s integrated straight into the squad. For a young lad, to come into an environment like Manchester United from a lower league club, you have to say he walked in with his shoulders back as if he’s meant to be here. And that’s a great start to a career here.” Rio Ferdinand

Since arriving at Manchester United, Powell has done nothing but impress. Rio Ferdinand was quick to praise the youngster on his quick settlement at the club and he has hugely impressed in his first team performances, including his cracking debut goal against Wigan.

Having been touted the Paul Scholes of the future by Sir Alex Ferguson, the prospects of Nick Powell are sky high. If he can live up to the potential he has already showed at United, he will certainly have a fantastic career ahead of him.

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