Ravel Morrison completed a move away from Sheffield United yesterday, bringing his six-month spell with the club to an end.
Signed in the summer on a free, Morrison has played only 14 minutes of Premier League football this term. His other appearances have come in the cup competitions, notably, a solid display against non-league AFC Fylde.
However, he agreed a move to Middlesbrough yesterday. Although it is a loan move to start with, it is expected that the move will become permanent if Ravel does indeed impress on Teeside.
But despite not being given much game-time by Chris Wilder, Morrison was seemingly well-liked at the club. That feeling looks to work both ways, too, as the midfielder took to Twitter to thank the club for taking a chance on him.
@SheffieldUnited thank you for the trust you put in me and ignored all the negativity, Will forever be thankful good luck for the Rest of the season sheff u is a team on the up!
We’re all blades ain’t we ⚔️
God bless ❤️🙏🏼
— ravel morrison (@morrisonravel) January 31, 2020
That sort of message from Morrison suggests that he was happy at Bramall Lane. However, the arrivals of Sander Berge and Jack Rodwell have pushed him further down the pecking order.
Furthermore, he will get games with Boro. Under Jonathan Woodgate, the club have finally started to regain some form. A late playoff push could well be on the charge, something Ravel will hope to play a part in.
Just one that didn’t work out
The signing of Ravel Morrison was always going to be a bit of a low-risk shot at nothing.
Historically, he’s not quite lived up to expectation and has failed to really establish himself. Many thought Chris Wilder might be the one to finally get the best out of his talent.
However, it’s not quite worked for Morrison at Bramall Lane. In fairness, too, a lot of it isn’t his fault.
John Lundstram has been in fine form to keep him out of the team while Chris Wilder also changed the shape of his midfield to do away with a number ten role. That, seemingly, hindered Morrison’s chances.
Chris Wilder, too, also insisted Morrison had been a successful signing despite his lack of appearances.
Hopefully, he can now kick on and help Boro get back to the Premier League.