Bring it on! United starlet Powell can't wait to make Champions League debut
10:03 GMT, 19 September 2012
Teenage midfielder Nick Powell has admitted it would be a dream come true to feature for Manchester United in the Champions League.
Powell, who joined United from Crewe for 4million in the summer, caught the eye on his United debut against Wigan on Sunday, scoring the final goal in a 4-0 rout.
The 18-year-old has revealed he grew up watching United play in the Champions League, and he is hoping to be involved when they welcome Galatasaray on Wednesday night.
Star of the future: Powell (centre) scored on his Man United debut
'Growing up I always watched a lot of United in the competition and I can’t wait to be involved – it’s one of the biggest competitions around,' Powell told ManUtd.com.
'Obviously everyone wants to win the Premier League, but being the best in Europe would be a great thing.
'The team want to improve after what happened last season and we’ll all be pushing hard to do well.
'It’s a competition I’ve dreamed of playing in. When you watch the likes of United, Real Madrid and Barcelona, you want to play against them because they’re the best in the world,' he added.
'I’m just looking forward to experiencing the whole atmosphere of the games. You can get a lot of lively atmospheres in Europe – I’ve heard all about the Galatasaray fans and how much noise they make. Hopefully it will be a good game on Wednesday.'