"He has good all-round ability - he's very astute, quite quick, can play a pass and he knows where the goal is, but the biggest thing for me is his awareness of what's happening around him on the pitch."

- Nick Powell

13/06/2012 10:32, Report by Gemma Thompson
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Ritchie excited by Powell

"It's obviously going to be a big leap for him [from Crewe to United]," added Ritchie. "But we know he won't walk straight into the first team. He'll almost do a second apprenticeship here - he'll probably start off in the Reserves and be on the fringes for Carling Cup games and he might even go out on loan at some stage.

"I've certainly been impressed with what I've seen of him and he looks to be a very good talent."

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