Manchester United new boy Nick Powell is very much living the dream at the moment.
Having moved to Old Trafford from Crewe this summer, the midfielder scored on his Premier League debut in a 4-0 win over Wigan and with the Champions League underway, he could be set to go head to head with the cream of European football.
The 18 year old’s progression has been remarkable considering he was playing in League 2 last season. But now at United and with a Champions League tie against Galatasaray tonight, he isn’t looking back, instead relishing the chance to shine on club football’s biggest stage.
Speaking to ManUtd.Com, Powell said:
“Growing up I always watched a lot of United in the competition and I can’t wait to be involved – it’s one of the biggest competitions around.
“Obviously everyone wants to win the Premier League, but being the best in Europe would be a great thing.
“The team want to improve after what happened last season and we’ll all be pushing hard to do well.
“It’s a competition I’ve dreamt of playing in. When you watch the likes of United, Real Madrid and Barcelona, you want to play against them because they’re the best in the world.
“I’m just looking forward to experiencing the whole atmosphere of the games. You can get a lot of lively atmospheres in Europe – I’ve heard all about the Galatasaray fans and how much noise they make. Hopefully it will be a good game on Wednesday.”
Talking of teenage midfielders, does anyone know how Pogba and Morrison are getting on? Haven’t seen Morrison feature for West Ham yet. It will be funny if we play Juventus and Powell plays and Pogba doesn’t.