Powell Tagged as Scholes’ Heir

18-year-old midfielder, Nick Powell, has just arrived to Manchester United from Crewe Alexandre this summer, but already his name being mentioned in the same breath as Paul Scholes.

His impressive goal during Manchester United 4-0 victory over Wigan Athletic last weekend apparently triggered the comparison, although things first started from Sir Alex Ferguson himself, who believes Powell could be Scholes’ heir in the future.

However, Ferguson isn’t putting much pressure on the youngster as the veteran manager is clearly preparing Powell for the future instead of becoming an instant impact at Old Trafford this season.