The most infamous ‘troubled teen’ since Frankie Coccoazza disappeared back to obscurity could be in line for a surprise appearance against Benfica tonight.
At first this may seem about as likely as Wesley Sneijder rumour being true but let’s look at some of the ‘facts’ that seem to indicate the Wythenshawe-born youngster could step out at Old Trafford tomorrow.
Firstly he played a blinder for the reserves last Thursday, bagging a brace in a bravado performance that had almost every Red tweeting R20;if he sorts his head out he’ll be a star..” or words to that effect.
Secondly young Ravel trained with the first team yesterday, itself not an indication that he’s set to make the team but it could be an indication Sir Alex is considerig it, although it must be noted that Ezekiel Fryers and Davide Ptertucci also trained with the senior squad.
Thrdly, there’s the surprise factor Morrison could bring to the game later, if things aren’t going United’s way, then introducing a player the Benfica team have probably never even heard of and who would be dying to show Europe just what he’s capable of, could be Fergie’s only real wild card.
Fourthly- and admittedly this isn’t too conclusive but Morrison tweeted yesterday “Tomorrow could be a very good day.” Let’sjust hope that isn’t becuase one of his mates is up for parole.
Finally and arguably the most important point, giving Morrison some first team action in the Champions League may actually make him realise how fortunate he is and how close he is to making it. In other words it may give him the wake up call every Red who’s seen this precocious talent is praying he gets.
I know there’s a lot of conjecture involved but if Morrison were to figure today and make any sort of impact, who knows, maybe, just maybe the most talented and frustrating youngster to come through the youth ranks in over a deceade could have a part to play in United’s season.