Nick Powell: In the words of others...
"Nick is a match winner. He doesn't rely on other people to make the goals for him. He picks the ball up, runs at people and finishes with a goal. He wins matches on his own. I used to watch him in Crewe's Under-16s, training on a Monday night, and he'd hit them in from everywhere."
Dario Gradi, Crewe Alexandra director of football
"Even before he receives the ball he knows what he's going to do with it - he's already got that in his mind. That's a big thing for a player who plays in his position. It's important to know what's going around you and even behind you, and he's got that awareness.
It's not something you can teach, it's something that inbuilt in you."
Former United striker Andy Ritchie