Nick Powell scored for the second consecutive game in Europe tonight with a fantastic drilled effort from outside the box to equalise against Rubin Kazan.
The 19-year-old has enjoyed a fantastic start to his loan spell at Wigan and in his favoured position behind striker Grant Holt, he put in a performance that showcased his ability to play European football.
The Mirror was effusive in their praise for him:
‘He offered plenty to Wigan in terms of his movement and threat in the final third playing in an advanced role just behind striker Grant Holt’.
Speaking after the game, Holt also had very kind words to say about the youngster even if he said he is ‘bad in training’:
“You know what to expect with him, he is a worse trainer than me.
“He is talented. He has played in a couple of position including up top where he doesn’t like but he has to do it.
“If he keeps developing and keeps his feet on the ground, because he keeps scoring goals, but he is very talented and we are very lucky to have him.
“If we can keep him for the season it will be good for us.”
Powell has really looked like the real deal with Wigan so far this season and if he can continue that form all season, he’ll certainly be in line for a spot in Manchester United’s first team squad.