Signed by Sir Alex Ferguson, Nick Powell in the form of his life for Stoke City

Former Manchester United player Nick Powell, who was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson, is in the form of his life currently at Stoke City.

The 27-year-old has six goals and one assist from eight matches this season, which is an incredible goalscoring return for the attacking midfielder.

He’s scored in his last three Championship matches and looks to be leading the club’s charge in their bid to get back into the top-flight.

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He also scored in the Potters’ 3-1 Carabao Cup win against Watford which set up a clash with Brentford in the fourth round.


The two-time England Under-21 international will be fancying his chances of surpassing his tally from last season which was 12 goals from 39 Championship matches.

Powell’s best goalscoring campaign came when he was at Wigan Athletic in the 2017/18 season, where he scored 15 goals and registered seven assists from 39 matches to help the Latics win promotion from League One back up to the Championship (Transfermarkt).

How did Nick Powell fare at United?

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After being signed from Crewe Alexandra for £6.75m (Transfermarkt) in July 2012, Powell scored on his Manchester United debut in the 4-0 win against Wigan Athletic just a month later.

Javier Hernandez fed Powell on the edge of the box who sold Gary Caldwell a dummy before smashing the ball past Ali Al-Habsi.

Powell only went on to play eight more times for the Manchester United first team, his last of which was a 16 minute cameo in a 2-1 Premier League defeat at Bournemouth.

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Four days prior to that defeat against the Cherries, Powell made a Champions League substitute appearance in the 3-2 defeat at Wolfsburg under Louis van Gaal in December 2015.

He also played in Van Gaal’s infamous 4-0 defeat to MK Dons in the League Cup in the 2014/15 season.

He did score 10 goals and make two assists from 19 games for United’s under-23s side.

After loan spells at Wigan, Leicester and Hull City, Powell left United on a free transfer to join Wigan in July 2016.

Powell looks to be enjoying his football and flourishing under former Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neil at Stoke, and if he continues his current form, he could get another crack at proving himself in the Premier League, whether that is with Stoke or not remains to be seen.

His time at United clearly did not work out, but it is great to see him doing so well.

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