“Nick is going to be an outstanding player. He’s improved already, but there’s still so much more to come from him and Manchester United will end up with a real gem of a lad.”
When asked for his reaction to Coyle’s noteworthy assessment, Powell was typically modest and even joked that he can’t translate the words of his Glaswegian manager. “I can’t understand him, so I wouldn’t know. But I’ve just come back from an operation, so I’m taking it game by game.”
Of course, Thursday’s win capped an impressive day for the 19-year-old after earlier receiving a call-up to the England Under-21s squad for the European Championship qualifying matches against San Marino and Lithuania.