Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney has said ex Mufc midfielder, Ravel Morrison was far better than Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard when he was at the club.
Rooney recently revealed that even if his career has not turned out the way he wanted, Ravel Morrison definitely had the skills to be a superstar.
According to him, Ravel nutmegged Nemanja Vidic three times in the space of a minute in one training game but he has struggled with lifestyle and his environment which is really sad for a player that was so talented.
He added that this proves that all players must know that there are guidelines that must be adhered to in professional football.
His words, “I remember watching Ravel Morrison thinking he had everything required for a player in his position,”
“He nutmegged Nemanja Vidic three times in the space of a minute in one training game.
“But he struggled with lifestyle and his environment which was sad for him — because I saw Paul Pogba come through, Jesse Lingard, all these players and Ravel was better than any of them by a country mile.
“He’s proof that you can’t escape the fact there are guidelines every player has to obey in professional football.
“Then you think how far you can go by being ultra-professional. Gary Neville, for instance. Gary’s not a great football player but he worked in every minute of every training session and made the most of everything he had.
“Sir Alex Ferguson used to say the hardest thing in life is to work hard every day. Forget all your ability, strip everything back: if you can work hard every day, in whatever job you do you’ll be successful.”
Former Hammers manager Sam Allardyce has backed up Rooney’s claim by previously slamming Morrison for wasting his significant talent while at Upton Park.
“He was that good but because of the mental side of his game and his life he couldn’t produce that talent on a regular basis,” Allardyce said to Sky Sports in 2017.
“He was the biggest waste of talent I ever worked with.”