Ravel Morrison Told "It's Now Or Never" In Quest To Save His Career
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Ravel Morrison has been told he has to make a "big decision in his life" in the next few months by Neil Warnock.
Morrison is currently on loan at Championship side Middlesbrough from Sheffield United and was handed a shock start against QPR on Sunday.
He has had stints working under Sir Alex Ferguson, Sam Allardyce and Harry Redknapp with all three men deciding to cut Morrison loose due to inconsistency and off-field problems.
The former Manchester United youth star has failed to live up to the huge promise he showed in his early career - but Warnock thinks he still has time to turn it around.
"I actually had a chat with him on Friday about certain things," the Boro manager begun per Teeside Live.
"He has a big decision in his life to make I think in the next six months.
"Somebody with that ability shouldn't be messing about from club to club should he. When I look at [Adel] Taarabt at QPR, when I had Taarabt it was a similar situation.
"I don't think his ability is in question, I think Ravel has got to brush up on other parts because it would be a waste if he couldn't get a regular place somewhere and display his ability, within a team structure not just as an individual.
"If I can give him an opportunity I will do but Ravel has to do it himself."
Warnock managed Taarabt during his time at QPR and turned him into one of the Championship's most exciting stars.
The Moroccan gained a cult following from English football fans for his unbelievable skills and Warnock thinks Morrison can follow in his footsteps.
"You hope (it clicks for him). That's what I said to him, all these managers can't be wrong, you've got to now see where you want to go.
"You can keep going round the houses,one club after another or you can try and make a statement, whether it's Middlesbrough or his next club I don't know but he's got to decide what he wants to do.
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"It's a great life, wow if I had his ability, he did something on the training ground this week and I wish someone had filmed it because I couldn't work out how he did it.
"He went past somebody with a shimmy and it was amazing. I hadn't seen anything like it since Taarabt or I think Victor Moses did something like that at one stage.
"You are never too late to change."
Morrison himself recently admitted there are a lot of things "he would change" about the early years of his career.
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