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Nick Powell hailed by Owen Coyle

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Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell will go on to have a "huge career", according to Wigan Athletic manager Owen Coyle.

Powell, 19, is currently on a season-long loan at the DW Stadium and scored his first goal for the Latics against Ipswich Town at the weekend.

Coyle has been impressed with the ex-Crewe Alexandra starlet, who joined the Red Devils in 2012, and believes he will go on to enjoy an excellent career in the game.

"I said to David [Whelan, Wigan chairman] when I was bringing him in, for me it was a win-win-win situation," Coyle was quoted as telling Click Lancashire.

"We would win out of it because we got a terrific player, Nick Powell would win because I've given him a platform to showcase his talents and Manchester United will get back a more-developed player with more experience and a player who can challenge; as we've done before with the Sturridges and the Wilsheres.

"There's no doubt from me he can have a huge career."

United paid a deal worth up to £6m for Powell, who scored an outstanding goal for Crewe in the 2012 League Two play-off final before he departed for Old Trafford.

The youngster appeared six times for the Red Devils last season in all competitions, scoring one Premier League goal against his current loan club Wigan last September.

The Latics, who won the FA Cup for the first time in their history in May, are hoping that Powell can help them bounce back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

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