By Olivia Isibor, For Agenda Watchdog, April 28, 2020
(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Rio Ferdinand claims Ravel Morrison could have gone on to become one of the world’s most valuable stars if he and Manchester United had handled his situation better.
Morrison was in the same United under-18 side as Paul Pogba, Adnan Januzaj and Jesse Lingard who won the FA Youth Cup in 2011.
He was also said to impress Sir Alex Ferguson more than anyone else in that age group.
Morrison eventually left Old Trafford for West Ham in January 2012 after a string of off-field incidents. The 27-year-old is currently on loan at Middlesbrough from Sheffield United.
Ferdinand, who was playing for United’s first team when Morrison was in the youth team, said he tried to take the youngster under his wing but wasn’t allowed.
He told the Beautiful Game Podcast: ‘I used to tell him to come to my house but Sir Alex wanted me to step away from doing stuff with Ravel because he felt the club could deal with the situation.