Crewe Alexandra - Rio already wowed by Powell
UK time is: 08:42:49
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Rio already wowed by Powell

<div style='background-color: #FF0000;'><a href='http://www.rsspump.com/?web_widget/rss_ticker/news_widget' title='News Widget'>News Widget</a></div>

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is tipping new recruit Nick Powell to be a major success at Old Trafford.

The England Under-18 international recently joined the Premier League giants in a deal that could eventually net former club Crewe Alexandra anything up to 6m.

Powell, 18, is currently away with the United squad on their pre-season tour to South Africa and China.

"He's a fine prospect," Ferdinand told The Sun. "He has an unpredictable style and can play off-the-cuff. He can pull things out the hat that you don't expect.

"We've not really seen as much as we would have liked in training as we're just doing a lot of small-sided work at the moment, but he has a great first touch and he's not afraid," he continued.

"For a young lad, to come into an environment like Manchester United from a lower league club, you have to say he walked in with his shoulders back as if he's meant to be here."

LATEST ON THE VITAL CREWE FORUMS ...

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Vital Crewe Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 18 2012

Time: 11:09AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Keeper can leave (Tuesday May 26 2015)

Hopes over defender (Tuesday May 26 2015)

Davis positive on forward (Tuesday May 26 2015)

Crewe in talks with two (Tuesday May 26 2015)

Numbers game for Davis (Tuesday May 26 2015)

Davis always had full support (Wednesday May 20 2015)

Crewe offer duo extensions (Wednesday May 20 2015)

Midfield the priority (Friday May 15 2015)

No debt to pay (Friday May 15 2015)

Defender in talks (Tuesday May 12 2015)

Archived Crewe Alexandra Articles

List All Vital Crewe Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Crewe 0 - 1 Bradford
Coventry 1 - 3 Crewe
Crewe 1 - 1 Walsall
Peterborough 1 - 1 Crewe
Crewe 1 - 1 Leyton Orient
Chesterfield 1 - 0 Crewe

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Coventry 46 13 16 18 -11 55
18. Port Vale 46 15 9 22 -10 54
19. Colchester 46 14 10 22 -19 52
20. Crewe 46 14 10 22 -32 52
21. Notts County 46 12 14 20 -18 50
22. Crawley 46 13 11 22 -26 50
23. Leyton Orient 46 12 13 21 -10 49

Breaking League News

LMA Award For Dean Smith
Walsall : 26/05/2015 23:40:00
Cameron Belford Leaves Swindon Town
Swindon : 26/05/2015 22:33:01
Stephens & Turnbull Won't Return To Swindon
Swindon : 26/05/2015 20:36:00
King Joins From Preston
Scunthorpe : 26/05/2015 20:24:00
DRFC Sunderland to visit the Keepmoat
Doncaster : 26/05/2015 20:06:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 49%
No 51%