Ravel Morrison is not Happy With Wayne Rooney’s Claim that He Wasted His Potential At Manchester United

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Ravel Morrison is not too happy with the comments credited to his former teammates at Manchester United Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand.

Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney in separate interviews claimed that when Morrison was at Manchester United he wasted his potential of being one of the greatest footballers of his generation.

Wayne Rooney said Morrison was “by a country mile” better than current Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. While Ferdinand said Morrison was “the best kid you’ll ever see” but wasted his potential.

Ravel Morrison did not make any competitive appearance for Manchester United despite spending 12 years at the club.

From Manchester United, he moved to West Ham United in 2012 where he made just 18 appearances and scored 3 goals in three years. However, he spent most parts of those three years on loans to other clubs.

The 27-year-old English footballer who currently plays for Championship club Middlesbrough, on loan from Premier League side Sheffield United, has not been able to make more than 30 appearances for the 10 football clubs he has played for.

Morrison has also failed to make the English senior national team despite featuring in all the age-grade teams of England, even up to under 20s.

Ravel Morrison is Upset

Ravel Morrison and Paul Pogba while growing up in Manchester United
Ravel Morrison and Paul Pogba while growing up in Manchester United before Pogba left for Juventus and then return to United in 2016

So, it is not out of point for football icons like Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney who watched him grow as a youngster to say he wasted his potentials.

“Obviously their amazing comments, especially from the player [Rooney], is; he’s probably one of the best ever to come out of England, if not the best,” Morrison told TalkSPORT.

“But it makes you a bit upset as well because I could have gone a bit further, I should have gone a bit further and I’m still hoping to go further.

“I knew I had the ability, but I didn’t realise and understand these players’ thoughts at the time.

“If I could sit down and go back through my life they’d be a lot of things I would change.

“It was an everyday thing for me when I was young, growing up at United, it was a nice environment to go into every day with world-class players, it was enjoyable.

“And I know it’s poor, but because I was there from the under-9s I would skip training some days. I would wake up and I would just skip it, I don’t know why.”

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