Ferdinand: ‘Morrison better than me, Giggs, Rooney, and even Pogba as a kid’

December 26, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_img 4 Morrison could have been on his way to joining them, the player who kept Paul Pogba in his shadow when in the United’s victorious 2011 FA Youth Cup side.The 25-year-old, though, saw his career in Manchester come to abrupt end in 2012 when Fergie had had enough of his wayward ways, which landed him in trouble on too many occasions.Since then he has played for West Ham and spent time on loan at Birmingham, Cardiff and QPR before Lazio took him to Italy in 2015. It hasn’t worked out there either and he was even loaned to Mexican side Atlas, with the Italian side now understood to be the latest side to wield the axe. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury MONEY “But if you haven’t got it all, if you haven’t got the mental capacity to deal with being a professional footballer then it won’t work.“I tried to help him, but what they get up to outside of the football club can affect what they do on the pitch because if you have got bad habits off the pitch as a young kid or as an adult it will affect your performances on the pitch.” 4 “I was at [United] when he was there,” Ferdinand said earlier in the year when asked about how good Morrison was. “Probably the most gifted, the most naturally gifted young kid I’ve ever seen,” he revealed.“Sir Alex Ferguson, I remember, he called me and Wazza [Wayne Rooney] over one day and said: ‘look at this kid, he’s better than you, Rooney when you were a kid, he’s better than you, Rio, better than Ryan Giggs when you were kids. This is the best kid you will ever see.’ BEST OF no dice Ravel Morrison was better than Wayne Rooney when he was a kid, as well as Rio Ferdinand and Ryan Giggs.That’s according to former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who watched the latter three become Old Trafford legends. 4 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REPLY REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED 4center_img Man United spent almost £30m on Rooney in 2004 when the forward was just 18 – he ended up becoming the club’s greatest ever goal scorer with 253 goals Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED huge blow shining Giggs and Ferdinand were two of the best young players in their age groups when they broke through in the 1990s, with Giggs starting at United and Ferdinand beginning at West Ham ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Most popular football news “In training he used to just take liberties even with the first-team players,” he continued. “He’d come over at 16 and he could play one touch, could play two touch, he could weave his way through teams with ease.”Asked why he never fulfilled the potential he showed at such a young age, Ferdinand said: “The concentration levels to be a top top player that you need, to be on it every day, he could never get that married together.“You look at the [youth] team he played in; Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba, Adnan Januzaj, they looked at this guy like he was a superman, like he was a superhero because he was that good with what he could do with a football. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move In a youth team that included Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba, Morrison, right, was the biggest star Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Morrison has been unable to settle at one club since leaving Man United in 2012 and now Lazio look set to send to him on his way Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester starslast_img

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