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VIDEO: Powell goal vs Rubin Kazan

Wigan Athletic 1-1 Rubin Kazan (Goal Nick Powell) by all-goals

Nick Powell has now scored 3 goals in 3 Europa League appearances for Wigan this season. Wigan are currently 2nd in their group, two points behind leaders Rubin Kazan who they drew 1-1 with this evening.

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. dannysoya LOVES USAIN BOLT says:

    Great goal but sorry I just HAVE to go off topic with this. I’m loving the way Liverpool fans are so pissed with Fergie’s book AHAHAHAHA.
    Apparently Fergie has “Shredded his legacy” by speaking his mind. You couldn’t make it up. So we can now forget about 26 years of Utter DOMINATION because of this book. LMAO. Delusion that comes ONLY from Liverpool. And when you look at it he’s right too. Gerrard is not and NEVER EVER WAS a top top player. They say Rooney is overrated, you obviously haven’t seen Gerrard yet. He’s scored 100 goals in his career. Oh wow what a fantastic accomplishment……… Except Scholes has 150. LMAO. I have to buy this book.

  2. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Love this kid Powell. Just by way of comparison. This kid at 18 is a completely different proposition to Pogba at 18. Would have loved to see Pogba stay with us, but I will take Nick at 18 (now 19 maybe) over Pogba at 20 any day.

    Mature, head down, composed performances. No complaints.

  3. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Knew those statements about Gerrard and the others about Suarez would be like a match to dry tinder.

    At the end of the day, Sir Alex is just stating an opinion. Was a bit surprised about the comments about Gerrard because there was a rumor that we were linked with him (though I never believed it). But who can be surprised about the statements about Liverpools handling of Daglish and Suarez? He said very similar things in the press at the time. It’s old news really.

    Just sit back and watch the obsessed self righteousness burn. It is as indigenous as accent.

  4. In David We Trust says:

    FletchTHEMAN – for me both zaha and powell should start getting games for united soon, I have no idea why Moyes is not giving zaha a chance, the guy is what we are missing at times on the wings. Yes powell needed to go out on loan, but soon Moyes has got to start playing the likes of powell zaha give them a chance, because they are better than what we have at the minute. If it means changing systems and getting Powell in the team so be it, build a deep lining midfield around the likes of powell zaha and Januza supporting the forward. But if powell can play in a CM all the better

  5. Sushi says:

    Is anyone else just amazed by this lads composure and aura of maturity?? damn shame he missed out on pre-season could use him now in midfield. When is his loan spell up??

  6. Sushi says:

    Also typical fucking scouse scum, fucking rodgers had nothign to say about their antics over suarez. most over rated manager, next rafa benitez for liverfool. Gerrard is shit so is Lampard, half their goals are from penalty kicks.

  7. zaha says:

    I know right?? I don’t even think Scholes scored a handful of penalties in his career.Anyway if it didn’t get to the scouse cunts they wouldn’t react. Let the haters hate cos Fergie will be loving every minute of this I’m sure.Powell will kick out Clevz from the team next season I’m sure.

  8. gd says:

    Good to see Powell scoring goals in Europe. Has anyone been following his performance in the league? How’s he doing, where does he play?

  9. evered7 says:

    Just seen the article on BBC about United’s latest win. All I can say is that there seems a lot of people who support other clubs taking keen interest on United.

    i am not sure if they even support their club this passionately as they hate United.

    They are waiting for us to fail. I only hope Moyes is able to build a successful empire like Sir Alex.

    I am not a fan of his but I sincerely hope he succeeds at United just so that the haters can cry their hearts out.

    In a good position in the UCL, now to make the league ours.

  10. samuel - united WE stand says:

    Brendan is acting a snide cunt and that has adhered him to the pool fans. He is coming out to defend everything fergie said in his book, as if the flying scot-man cares much. I think the book was always get an overreaction though, it was inevitable but fergie isn’t one to come out with sweet folktales, it would be very unlike him to do so and to be honest, I think all the drama his book has caused is funny. Mark bosnich coming out and saying fergie should come all the way to australia and tell him that, does he know that one of fergie’s reason to quit was due to all the long distance tours? Added with the fact fergie would likely have said that to his face.

    Some talking about he tainted his legacy, a few opinions in a book and he has? don’t make me laugh, bitter fools.

  11. Dwaza1985 says:

    “When you have been a successful club like Liverpool, chasing them for so many years, you have to find ways of bringing them down. But this is a club that has class, a club that has history,” -Brendan Rodgers

    Is this stupid twat suffering from Alzheimer’s? You could write a list of crimes these classless fucks have committed through the years from murder to defending a convicted racist. just proves what a clueless bull shitter this man this man is!

  12. samuel - united WE stand says:

    Nick powell is a class act in my view, he plays with real elegance and style. Coyle’s played a few times as a forward and I don’t like that, I would rather he be in central midfield as I feel it’s a position he may well develop into. Coyle has experience with pushing younger players though so I can’t complain. Powell has the quality to be a top top player for united. He’s an imposing player, he is very good aerially but he also has guile and skills in abundance, he glides past players and his passing is good but with more experience, he will improve it. His shooting of the ball is fantastic and in general, he is a very composed footballer, I think all the qualities are there,to bea central midfielder, the physical and technical attributes, it is also the most likely route of breaking through to the united first team as a regular. I think powell will hopefully return, he will be one of the faces of the new manchester united, this loan will give him the experience of playing week in and week out and he will be stronger for it, the european games he is getting will also add to his strings. United have some outstanding prospects, the foundation is there for moyes to really push and build a strong side, it will take time to put the jigsaw together but moyes’ decision making and willingness to adapt will play a part in how quick the transition happens. Top prospects are breaking through, some are on loan and will return to fight for a first team, some are established, some like wilfreid zaha are on the brink of breaking in and hopefully moyes hands him an opportunity soon, in the league cup at least. Hopefully moyes will add more depth and quality purchases into the central midfield added with the younger players. The foundation is there, fergie and his team have worked to make sure the tools are there for moyes.

  13. samuel - united WE stand says:

    Good article here.. Some that have excerpts of the book will assume fergie was purely negative on them but he balanced most of them out but as always, an overreaction was expected. It’s his book about his career in the game, experiences etc and as always, some highlight the words that don’t sound flattering to them and decided to throw out their nappies

  14. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Samuel, Good read that. Even with the so called out of context comments, you do see that they are all United related in that Henderson was a target. Sir Alex gives a large section of the book over to Liverpool, because in fairness to both sides it was a duel that defined Sir Alex and United for much of his career.

    What Liverpool must realize is that the entire chapter was about how United utterly outclassed Liverpool in most every department for the better part of 2 decades to do it. With rare exception ( a certain cup final for instance) liverpool have ceased to exist as a competitive force for the past 4 years. Hopefully they come back and don’t fade into the mist like Leeds and Forest. But that’s just me. It is a fantastic rivalry that would diminish both clubs if it ceased to be.

  15. eltb99 says:

    Not bad… I couldn’t give 2 fucks what Fergie thinks about ex players. He’s not the manager. Thanks for the memories. But you’re done now. Grow old gracefully.

  16. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Off topic:

    How about this for tasty:

    Mikey Phelan implies a player the likes of Ronaldo or Bale would have been in line IF Ferguson had stayed on.

    Hmmmm, loads of talk about this over the summer ofcourse. Did they really fall apart because of Moyes. Deary me. That’s the implication ofcourse.

  17. samuel - united WE stand says:

    FletchTheMan – United may need to improve the central mid but i’m just glad fergie turned down henderson, he has more issues than just running from his knees like an antelope, 20mill for that? You have to be joking.

    Regarding the pool, when have they ever accepted reality? Fergie does credit their club but he also mixed it with the cold truth that won’t sit well with those associated to liverpool. You’re right, the rivalry is important, it is one to keep an eye on due to the intensity but I still would rather they keep chasing united’s shadows, pondering on “what could be” and if we make the right decisions at united, we could push even further.

    Fergie’s book is superb though, he may not be the cup of tea for some but he has knowledge in abundance added with great personality and only a daft manager wouldn’t take a bite out of the knowledge of such a man. The book was well balanced, the media of course highlight the not so pleasing ones but sweet carols don’t sell papers.

    Brendan claims fergie lacks “old ethics”, is this the same fiercely driven fergie who puts loyalty above most things? Yeah right.

  18. samuel - united WE stand says:

    FletchTheMan – if phelan and coaching management knew they could get a player of such high quality, why not help moyes get those players in before he arrives? I don’t get the use of phelan’s words now to be honest, the transfer market dealings has been poor and indecisive. Don’t think levy wanted to sell united, if so.. He would have demanded 200mill. Bale also had eye on madrid anyway, good fortune to him trying to justify an over-priced 100mill€ to an over demanding, fantasy living and handkerchief waving real madrid fans. Think this january, united will need to go into the market.

  19. sl8r says:

    My mate watches Wigan at home, he says Powell has been on good form all season. He’s played a fair bit upfront though cos theyve been short of strikers. Be good for him to get some time in midfield but all experience has to be ood right?

  20. CTRED says:

    Dare I say the lad has a bit of the Berbatov languid style in him? Not that that is a bad thing, mind.

  21. Canada says:

    Not sure what Phelan is trying to say.

    1) Fergie had a habit of always bringing in a big signing each year. If he had stayed on this would have probably happened again this summer


    2) We had a huge signing all lined up but it fell through when Fergie retired.

    If it was #2 then why even go about saying “I’m sure it’s clear who I’m talking about” when obviously it’s not?

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