With the Class of ’92 released this week, it’s been a time for many Reds feeling sentimental and proud of United’s superb youth policy that culminated in the backbone of the treble winning side just over 14 years ago. While the names of Giggs, Beckham, Butt, Scholes and the Neville’s may be part of United folklore there’s hundreds of youngsters who didn’t make the grade for one reason or another.
One such player who’s talent was arguably good enough to make him an Old Trafford regular is Ravel Morrison. The Mancunian could’ve been the next big thing to graduate from the academy at United but instead ended up being released as Sir Alex Ferguson decided he couldn’t handle the constant drama that seemed to follow Morrison around. Arrests, charges, more arrests, a crew of cronies and an attitude that wouldn’t look out of place in borstal, Morrison didn’t exactly fit the requirements of someone who should be representing Manchester United and it was something of a shame, but not a surprise when the gifted youngster was shown the door.
Morrison ran half the length of the pitch at the end of his current club West Ham United’s loss to lowly Crystal Palace, to get involved in a spat with Joel Ward. Morrison ended up being booked for pushing Ward in the face and was lucky not to receive a red card and a ban. The former United youngster has already had an on pitch altercation with our very own Wilfried Zaha while playing for the England under 21s, it seems like during his time at Old Trafford, he simply doesn’t learn.
Can any of us really see him getting away with this playing for United?