Sheffield United midfielder, Ravel Morrison, has moved to make a bold claim when it comes to his teammate, George Baldock.
The Blades midfielder has been out of the picture at Bramall Lane since signing in the summer. Despite playing in two League Cup ties, Morrison has only got 14 Premier League minutes to his name so far this season.
Despite the lack of game time, Morrison seems to be enjoying being part of a successful Blades squad. And that was on show following the Norwich City game, with Morrison making a big claim about United right-back, George Baldock.
In reply to a post on Instagram from the United defender, Ravel Morrison claimed that Baldock is the best in the league in his position.
Baldock’s goal and assist yesterday meant he has now been directly involved in five Premier League goals this season. That puts him behind just Trent Alexander Arnold and Andy Robertson in terms of attacking input from defenders.
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Why might Liverpool, City, and Man United fans not agree with Ravel Morrison?
In a nutshell, all three of those teams have high-quality right-backs in their squads. City has former Blade, Kyle Walker, while Liverpool have the aforementioned Alexander-Arnold.
For Manchester United, they splashed the cash on Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the summer. The former Crystal Palace man has, in fairness, adapted well to life at Old Trafford and looks a shrewd investment for the club.
Whether people agree with Ravel’s comments on Baldock or not is another argument but for Sheffield United fans, it is another example of the spirit and togetherness within the camp.
Morrison has hardly played all season but yet he still goes out of his way to praise a teammate. Indeed, in the initial replies to his comment, Morrison took further time out to defend his opinion.
While Ravel Morrison might not be getting the game time he wants, his show of solidarity towards George Baldock at least demonstrates how close the current Blades squad is.