Monday, April 12, 2021

Rio Ferdinand reveals Ravel Morrison ‘took the p***’ out of Man Utd teammate

Rio Ferdinand reveals Ravel Morrison 'took the p***' out of Man Utd teammate

Morrison once backed for greatness at Old Trafford (Getty Images)

Ravel Morrison once left Darren Fletcher shaking his head in belief after embarrassing him with his skills during a Manchester United training session.

Morrison, now 28, was once regarded as the brightest talent in United’s academy by the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney.

The midfielder would only make three senior appearances for the club however before being released in 2012, since playing for 11 different clubs in the nine years since leaving Old Trafford.

Morrison was a special guest on Ferdinand’s Vibe With Five on Sunday, with the former United and England skipper recalling just how highly rated the youngster was, leaving former Scotland international Fletcher bewildered after one particular training session.

‘All we ever talked about was this kid… it’s just a matter of time,’ Ferdinand said, addressing Morrison. ‘If he gets himself right off the pitch, this kid has the world at his feet.

Morrison played alongside Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba in United youth teams (Getty Images)

‘I came in from training one time, you trained with us, I think you were about 15 or 16.

‘Darren Fletcher was sat next to me and he is shaking his head. I said, ‘Fletch, what’s wrong?’ and he said, ‘the kid is taking the p*** out of me, man.

‘He’s looking me in the eyes as he’s running with the ball and popping it off and running around me.’

‘You were that good. This is a Scotland international playing for Manchester United feeling like he was getting the mick taken out of him by this young kid.’

Morrison, now a full international, with Jamaica, is a free agent once again after recently parting company with Dutch side Den Haag.

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