Ravel Morrison has potentially seen his future cast into further doubt by Blades boss, Chris Wilder.
The former Manchester United and Lazio man has struggled for any sort of game time this season. Indeed, he’s only registered 14 minutes of Premier League action for the Blades.
Some United fans expected to see Morrison in and around the squad in the coming weeks. However, speaking ahead of United’s trip to Brighton this weekend, Chris Wilder seemed to forget about Morrison.
When asked about the club’s transfer plans and if he wanted a new midfielder, Wilder replied:
“In the middle of the park, we’ve got some really good players. Good options. In Mo and Lunny, John Fleck and Luke Freeman, Ben Osborn, Ollie Norwood”. (Radio Sheffield)
While it might have been just an oversight from Wilder, his response would seem to indicate Morrison is not at the forefront of his plans.
What can Ravel Morrison do to break into the team?
Without knowing what goes on behind the scenes, on the surface, Morrison has faced an uphill task all season.
The form of Norwood, Fleck, and Lundstram has hindered his chances. As has Wilder’s change to a flat three in the middle of the park, given ‘Rav’ would be comfortable in a number ten role.
Those things, coupled with the likes of Mo Besic and Luke Freeman doing well when called upon, has meant Morrison has had to take a backseat.
There’s little doubting the ability the former West Ham star has. There’s also little doubting that given a run of games, he’d produce the goods in the final third.
Sadly for Ravel Morrison, it looks like his future at Bramall Lane is already up for a bit of debate.
His signing was always going to be a low-risk shot in the dark gamble from Wilder. As things stand, it would appear that gamble hasn’t quite paid off.