Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has confirmed that Ravel Morrison is on trial at the club.

Rumours were abound that the Blades were signing Morrison after he was pictured at Bramall Lane. While that could be the case, Wilder is taking things slowly to start with.

“We will talk and see how it goes. It could be a good fit for both,” the 51-year-old told the club’s official Twitter account.

Morrison has been without a club since leaving Swedish side Ostersunds when his six-month contract expired. Formerly highly regarded in the Manchester United academy, the 26-year-old has never really fulfilled his talent.

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Morrison was part of the same Red Devils FA Youth Cup-winning side that also included Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba. He was recently pictured training with Lingard.

The midfielder left Old Trafford after making just three senior appearances to join West Ham United. Morrison later helped QPR get promoted to the Premier League while on loan and spent time at Cardiff City.

The Hammers also released the former England Under-21 international and he spent six months without a club before joining Lazio. Morrison was then loaned back to the R’s and Mexican club Atlas.

Ravel Morrison at Sheffield United

The first official pictures of Morrison training with the Blades have since been released by the club.

Morrison will also fly out to Portugal for their upcoming pre-season training camp. He may also feature in some friendlies so Wilder can see the midfield ace in action.

Whether or not the South Yorkshire side takes a chance on Morrison remains to be seen. Wilder has previously signed controversial players, with both Ched Evans and Gary Madine joining after serving prison sentences in the past.

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