Former Tottenham Spurs manager, Harry Redknapp believes that Man United outcast, Ravel Morrison can still become one of the world’s best.
Ravel grew up alongside Paul Pogba at the Manchester United academy and was tipped to break into the club’s first team.
Redknapp believes that Sir Alex Ferguson saw Morrison as the best young player in the youth team at that time. But despite Fergie being a big fan, Ravel never played a single match for the Red Devils before moving on to Lazio in 2015. Morrison left Man United despite being their brightest youth prospect at the time.
The midfielder’s career at Lazio is now out in the cold, but former England manager, Harry Redknapp believes that the player can still attain his full potentials.
Redknapp wrote in his new book ‘It Shouldn’t Happen To A Manager’:
“Ravel Morrison was another genius at school. Sir Alex Ferguson thinks that he was the best young player that he has ever had. I could believe that from the time I spent with him at QPR.
“I liked Ravel. He was a bit wayward but he was not a nasty boy, and a fantastic talent. Ravel could be a world class player, and it is not too late for him, but that desire to maximize your ability has to come from within.
“You can tell players a million times to go and train, to do that bit extra, but they have to have that attitude of being single-minded and not caring what anybody else thinks about them.
“They often think that if they are out there doing extra in the afternoon, their supposed mates will think they are creeping around and that is a bad culture to have at any club.”
Pogba endured a shaky start to life back at the Theatre Of Dreams but the player has picked himself up in recent weeks.