Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has offered his five-word description of former Manchester United and Blades midfielder, Ravel Morrison.
Much was made of Morrison when he burst onto the scene as a young man at Manchester United. Regarded by Sir Alex Ferguson as one of the most talented young players he had ever seen, things haven’t quite worked out for Ravel as many hoped or expected.
Ravel signed for Sheffield United upon our return tot he Premier League.
A free transfer, he was seen as something of a free hit, with Chris Wilder hopeful of getting the best out of the former West Ham man. However, Morrison featured in just a handful of cup games and 14 Premier League minutes, before heading out on loan to Middlesbrough.
Wilder, though, has previously regarded Morrison a successful signing, admitting he’d upped the ante in training and ‘really impressed’.
What Chris Wilder has said about Ravel Morrison
Morrison is looking for a club once again after leaving the ADO Den Haag recently. The midfielder, still only 28, will no doubt have some suitors in the game despite his apparent ‘failure’.
And speaking on the Vibe with Five podcast with Rio Ferdinand today, the former England defender revealed the five words Chris Wilder had used to describe Ravel after working with him.
“I said Chris, tell me five words that describe Ravel Morrison. He texted me back with ‘Rav – unpredictable, maverick, humble, a natural, and frustrating’,” Ferdinand said.
Asked if he felt that summed him up well, Morrison replied with a simple ‘yeah’ before explaining his admiration for Wilder and United.
“Chris is a top manager who all the players respect. Treats everyone the same. Only frustrating thing with the time at SUFC is that I wasn’t getting game time because they were flying. They had great results and good players. Flecky, Lunny, McGoldrick,” Ravel added.