Arsenal have competition from Man United for top young English star

!8-year old Nick Powell is yet another product of Crewe and Dario Gradi’s youth system. The midfielder, who has scored 14 goals in 55 games for Crewe is the latest of the team’s players to be set for the big time. Both Danny Murphy and David Platt rose through the ranks at Crewe to play at the highest level. Dario Gradi is famous for his academy at Crewe and is now fully focused on this after stepping down as manager of the club.

Metro reports that Sir Alex Ferguson has made a personal visit to the club to look at the talented Powell. The United boss was alerted to the player by his scouts and so he, along with United coach Mike Phelan, watched the youngster play for the League two outfit.

Arsenal have been tracking Powell and he is seen as somebody who could be a great asset to Arsenal in the future. Tottenham and Chelsea have also shown interest but Ferguson has made the first move. Powell is known to want to play regular football so may decide to stay put or move to a smaller club.

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