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12/07/2012 13:30, Report by Gemma Thompson
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Powell: My first week

ManUtd.com catches up with new signing Nick Powell for his thoughts so far on becoming a Red...

So how’s your first week been as a Manchester United player?
It’s been great. The lads are really nice and they’ve all helped me through the first week. I feel like I’ve fitted in well with everyone. The training is different but it’s something I’m enjoying and just getting used to.

How did you feel the night before your first day?
[Smiles] I didn’t really sleep to be honest! I was quite nervous – it felt like I was starting a new school again. I tried to get involved with everyone straight away when I arrived and that helped. And as I said before everyone around the place has been really friendly and welcoming.

Tell us about your first day.
Walking into the dressing room and seeing my name on my peg was a great feeling and the first people I saw were Giggsy and Scholesy. I’m just used to seeing them on TV so it was pretty amazing to see them stood there. They came over straight away and welcomed me which was great. I’m really looking forward to playing and training with them - Scholesy is a midfield maestro and one of the best in the world ever and then you’ve got Giggsy who has been running the left wing for over 20 years.

What’s the most exciting thing about signing for Manchester United?
It’s the fact I’ve joined not only the best team in England, but one of the best in the world. They’ve won every trophy going on numerous occasions and that’s something I want to be part of.

How does the set-up here compare to that at Crewe?
It’s completely different. Everything is so much bigger and there are so many more people who work here. Everything has just grown in size.

What’s the biggest difference you’ve noticed?
Just the vast size of the place and also the intensity

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