August-September 2013Powell signed for Wigan Athletic on a season-long loan deal at the beginning of September and had an immediate impact for the Latics. He made his debut against Leicester City and scored in a 2-0 win over Ipswich the following weekend.
The young forward started the month by scoring Wigan’s first-ever European goal against NK Maribor, later adding another for a 3-1 triumph. Powell continued to shine in the Europa League, earning his side a fine point against Russian club Rubin Kazan with a 20-yard drive. Wigan manager Owen Coyle later compared the youngster to Reds frontman Wayne Rooney. "I know United have a position where they think Wayne is best but in my eyes he can play anywhere, such is his intelligence on the pitch. Nick Powell is like that," said Coyle.
Powell’s good start to life on loan at Wigan continued in November. He played all five games for the Latics and chipped in with another goal, notching the winner in a 2-1 triumph over Huddersfield Town.
Powell’s stock continued to rise at the DW Stadium this month, despite the