Ravel Morrison was first scouted for the Manchester United Academy by Phil Brogan. The midfielder is a Manchester boy having been born in Wythenshawe. Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand previously said that manager Sir Alex Ferguson was of the opinion that Ravel Morrison is the best player he had seen when the midfielder signed for the Red Devils. Morrison signed for Manchester United as a first-year scholar in 2009 and he went on to turn a professional player on his 17th player on February 2, 2010.
Ravel Morrison scored the first goal of the game as Manchester United thrash Chelsea 4-0 in the semifinal of the 2011 FA Youth Cup on April 20, 2011. He scored two more goals in the second leg of the FA Youth Cup final with Sheffield United to propel the Red Devils to a 4-1 win and a 6-3 win on aggregate. Ravel Morrison was instrumental to the FA Youth Cup success at Manchester United in 2011.
Morrison was used as a substitute in the first team as Manchester United beat lower league opposition Aldershot Town 3-0 in the League Cup on October 25, 2011. He was subbed on for Senegalese player MameBiramDiouf. Ravel Morrison featured as Manchester United were dumped out at the hands of London team Crystal Palace. He was subbed on for Bulgarian striker DmitarBerbatovat the halftime break of the game which ended in a 2-1 defeat for Manchester United.
Newcastle United tried to sign Ravel Morrison from Manchester United during the winter transfer window to no avail. The bid from Newcastle United for Morrison was turned down by the Red Devils. At the time of the Magpies’ offer, Morrison had few months left on his Manchester United contract. He signed for West Ham United few weeks later.