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Ravel Morrison Signs For Sheffield United On A Free After Impressing On Trial

Josh Lawless

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Ravel Morrison Signs For Sheffield United On A Free After Impressing On Trial

Ravel Morrison has signed for Sheffield United on a free transfer after the former Manchester United wonderkid impressed on trial with the club.


Having liked what he saw, manager Chris Wilder has handed the 26-year old a one-year deal with the option of extending if he succeeds at Bramall Lane.

The Blades are Morrison's eighth club of his career as he looks to kick on and fulfil the enormous potential he has in his locker.

He moved to Ostersunds full of optimism but unfortunately struggled with injuries and only made a total of nine appearances, scoring his only goal against IK Sirius in March.

Image: PA
Image: PA

He has had spells with West Ham United, Birmingham City, QPR (twice), Cardiff City, Lazio and Mexican outfit Atlas and while there have been glimpses along the way, Morrison hasn't quite delivered as many would have hoped.

So many high-calibre people connected to United view him as the very best they have seen in the academy, including his former teammate Paul Pogba, and the one and only Sir Alex Ferguson.

Writing in his book 'Leading', Fergie expressed sadness at Morrison's failure to succeed at United was and put it down to his frequent problems off the pitch.

"Sadly, there are examples of players who have similar backgrounds to Giggs or Cristiano Ronaldo, who, despite enormous talent, just aren't emotionally or mentally strong enough to overcome the hurts of their childhood and their inner demons," the fiery Scot writes.

"Ravel Morrison might be the saddest case. He possessed as much natural talent as any youngster we ever signed, but kept getting into trouble.

"It was very painful to sell him to West Ham in 2012 because he could have been a fantastic player. But, over a period of years, the problems off the pitch continued to escalate and we had little option but to cut the cord."

Morrison becomes Sheff United's fourth signing of the summer following the captures of Phil Jagielka, Luke Freeman and Callum Robinson.

Topics: Chris Wilder, Football News, Football, Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, Sheffield United, Ravel Morrison, Premier League, England, Sweden, championship

Josh Lawless
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