Former England skipper, Wayne Rooney, has admitted that he thought Ravel Morrison was better than Paul Pogba during their time together at Manchester United.
The current Sheffield United man is out on loan with Middlesbrough as things stand. Having completed just 14 minutes of Premier League football for the Blades, Morrison joined ‘Boro in January.
It’s now 11 clubs for Morrison, who has failed to live up to expectations in his career thus far. Sheffield United, it seems, being the latest club to struggle to get the best out of the midfielder.
And Rooney, who played with Ravel at Old Trafford, believes it’s a great shame for a player he believed had it all.
“I remember watching Ravel Morrison thinking he had everything required for a player in his position,” Rooney said (Sunday Times)
“He nutmegged Nemanja Vidic three times in the space of a minute in one training game.”
Morrison’s talent has never been in doubt. He was part of the successful youth squad which, coincidentally, saw off a Blades team that contained current Man United skipper, Harry Maguire.
But Rooney says Morrison needed to do more and was, ultimately let down by his choices.
“He struggled with lifestyle and his environment which was sad for him. Because I saw Paul Pogba come through, Jesse Lingard, all these players and Ravel was better than any of them by a country mile.”
Another story of the same old for Ravel Morrison – Sheff U News View
We hear of these stories time and time again when it comes to Ravel Morrison. It really is such a shame that he hasn’t managed to harness his talent for one reason or another.
There’s obviously a talented player in there. The likes of Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, and even Sir Alex himself have spoken of the ability Ravel possesses.
So many hoped that Chris Wilder would be the man to get the best out of him. It looks, though, to be another case of what might have been for the midfielder.