as a 20 year old to play Fenerbahce and it was a very good lesson to learn. It was a real eye opener. I didn't expect the ferociousness of the crowd and the tempo of the game. Playing in that atmosphere then was a real shock to the system.
The United boss nipped in quickly just as the midfielder was attracting widespread interest.
"It helps to bring you on to experience that early in your career. It makes you realise what you have to do to play at this level. You have to do things a lot quicker than what you have to in the Premier League.
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"The experience in Turkey will be massive for Nick Powell's development," said Fletcher.
"Physically, he is powerful and strong already but he can get even stronger. That is one thing he has already, he has the physique. Playing in the lower leagues as a teenager will have hardened him up.
"I think he has really surprised everyone. When a player comes from Crewe you don't really know what to expect but his touch, awareness, ability and eye for a goal is great.
"You realise in matches like these how quick you have to play the ball, how quick the game is and your touch has to be right.
"The other side of it is the tactical awareness in Europe. He will take it on board."
And Fletcher believes his teenage midfield colleague, who joined United from Crewe in the summer, will benefit from such a tough introduction to the Champions League in Istanbul.
"It may not be the grounding in terms of what you expect of a Manchester United player but it hardens you up. You are playing in games that matter so, mentally and
He is coming on in leaps and bounds.
"I now know what to expect Air Max Camo 2015 and have been fortunate to play in a lot of big games in Europe and big atmospheres but that one certainly helped.
It also proved Powell's big stage credentials.
"In some ways, it is a better grounding at the lower level because you get toughened up and hardened up as a youngster. You play with and against good experienced pros in the lower leagues, players who are going to kick you and you have to learn to survive.
Though he had previous European experience, the Scot's Turkish tester set him up for a Reds future that has seen him perform at some of the most hostile and grandest venues around Europe.
Fletcher himself experienced the fervour of a raucous Turkish crowd in Fenerbahce in December 2004 in one of his early European outings for United as a 20 year old.
"You also have to be aware of the tactical side of it and getting behind the ball and doing your job as the manager has told you. No disrespect to Crewe but coming into an atmosphere like that he will take a lot from Nike Air Max Tavas White Buy
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Darren Fletcher is predicting Manchester United's Euro rookie Nick Powell will join the Old Trafford greats.
"We have got him at a great age where he is going to become a great Manchester United player.
His wonder strike at Wembley in the play offs that helped Crewe to promotion only served to confirm the Reds were correct to move early with their 4m bid.
"He is training with us every day and that will only improve him as well. He is getting the odd taste in games and that is how he will improve.
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lot. He will be a better player for it.
"He is going to be a goalscoring midfielder for us and he will be a creative midfielder there is no doubt about that. That comes naturally to him but the other off the ball stuff he is learning.
The 18 year old registered the first Champions League stat on an embryonic Reds CV in the intimidating Turk Telekom Arena against Galatasaray on Tuesday night.
They have been confirmed in his early months at Old Trafford. "Nick is a fantastic player already and he is going to be a great player," added Fletcher.
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Powell was snapped up by Sir Alex Ferguson swiftly before last May's League Two promotion play offs.
"He is still relatively young but he is going to be a massive player for Manchester United. There is no doubt about that.
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"They are tough leagues and he has had experience of that. He is not afraid to put a tackle in and he uses his body well. He is a very good athlete.
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