Monday 19 August 2019

Former Old Trafford wonderkid Ravel Morrison signs for Sheffield United

Former Manchester United starlet Ravel Morrison has signed for Sheffield United. Photo: John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images
Former Manchester United starlet Ravel Morrison has signed for Sheffield United. Photo: John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images

Ravel Morrison has returned to the Premier League with Sheffield United.

The former Manchester United starlet has done enough to convince boss Chris Wilder he is worth a deal after a trial at the newly-promoted Blades.

The attacker has spent the last few days of pre-season with the Blades and has impressed both with his attitude as well as his talent.

Morrison, 26, has landed a one-year contract meaning he could be playing top flight football in England for the first time since August 2014.

As a youngster at Manchester United, Alex Ferguson was blown away with his potential but was unable to turn that raw talent into top senior team performances and, having lost patience, sold him to West Ham in 2012.

The Hammers loaned him to Birmingham City in the 2012/2013 campaign where Lee Clark also struggled to get the best out of the enigmatic figure.

Morrison returned to London and was subsequently sent out on loan to QPR and Cardiff before Italian Serie A club Lazio signed him on a long-term deal in 2015.

However, he played just four Serie A games for the Rome-based outfit and was soon back at QPR on loan and in 2017 Harry Redknapp took him on trial.

A deal could not be struck and he then went to Mexico and - last season - Sweden. He did not return to Ostersunds this summer.

 

But he has pitched up at Bramall Lane as Wilder looks to bolster a squad that played expansive football en route to second place in the Championship last term.

 

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