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Derby County boss Wayne Rooney throws ex-Manchester United colleague a lifeline

Ravel Morrison was as soon as described by Sir Alex Ferguson as top-of-the-line prospects the legendary boss had ever seen.

The burgeoning teenager caught the attention at Manchester United for his uncooked expertise and skill.



But he by no means realised his potential and since leaving Old Trafford in 2012, he is loved a nomadic career. It has taken in spells at golf equipment in Italy, Sweden, Mexico and the Netherlands.

Now, an previous United pal has handed him a career lifeline. Wayne Rooney, boss of Derby County, has allowed Morrison to coach with the Rams.

It is unclear whether or not he’s purely becoming a member of in with the group to maintain up his health or if he’s being thought-about for a contract.



Ravel Morrison up towards Wayne Rooney throughout a West Ham versus Man United recreation

Rio Ferdinand, one other ex-United teammate, as soon as recalled a well-known story relating to Morrison again in 2019.

Speaking on a podcast, Ferdinand stated: “Sir Alex Ferguson, I remember, he called me and Wazza [Wayne Rooney] over one day and said: “look at this kid, he’s better than you, Rooney when you were a kid, he’s better than you, Rio, better than Ryan Giggs when you were kids.

“This is the very best child you’ll ever see.”

Morrison didn’t make a single Premier League look after bursting on to the scene at United, and his journey has seen him symbolize no fewer than 11 completely different golf equipment since.

The 28-year-old attacking midfielder continues to be a free agent after his contract with Dutch membership ADO Den Haag resulted in January.

Since then he has skilled with Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday however didn’t earn a deal at both facet.

Derby stay restricted to the kind of signings they will make this summer season, as per the preparations of their switch embargo.

Rooney is prone to be after mortgage signings while free brokers corresponding to Phil Jagielka and Richard Stearman have additionally been noticed coaching with County throughout pre-season.

Ironically, Morrison may effectively be concerned in Sunday’s pleasant between Derby and United.

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