Manchester United youngster Nick Powell is grateful for the European experience being offered to him by Wigan Athletic, according to Sky Sports.
The 19-year-old, on loan from the Red Devils, scored a brilliant 25-yard shot against Europa League Group D leaders Rubin Kazan to earn the Latics a point.
Powell made his first Premier League appearance for Manchester United from the bench in a 4-0 win over Wigan last season, getting on the scoresheet in the process.
However, with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Shinji Kagawa and now Adnan Januzaj now ahead of him in the pecking order of attacking midfielders, a spell on loan getting regular first-team football was crucial.
Powell also spoke of his desire to continue his scoring run in the Championship, with Wigan currently languishing in 13th place.
"I've come on loan to get games and I'm happy to be doing that and contributing to the team", said Powell.
"I've managed to get my goals in Europe rather than the league and I think I need to start scoring in the league because we are not getting the points we need.
"But it (Europe) helps me especially considering United are in Europe."
The teenager, who was signed by former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson from Crewe Alexandra following a stunning goal to win the League Two play-off final against Cheltenham Town, also talked of his hope of emulating his Wigan exploits in Manchester.
"Hopefully I will get back to United playing in Europe", added Powell.
"Everyone wants to play in Europe, whether it's the Europa League or Champions League."
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