"one add one is, oh, forget it, I'll stick to crime...'
Ravel Morrison: Manchester City Target Is Football's Biggest Idiot
Regarded by many observers as the most naturally gifted player to come through Manchester United's youth ranks since a certain floppy haired Ulsterman half a century ago, Ravel Morrison's career is in danger of stalling before its even started. A lightening quick winger/ playmaker with a stunning left foot (sound familiar?), Morrison has drawn comparisons from drooling football writers with not only George Best and Ryan Giggs but also, rather fancifully, Lionel Messi.
Alas, all this lavish praise seems to have gone to the lad's head before he's even had the chance to spit at a linesman. Off-field antics in the last year include several court appearances for assault and intimidating the victim of a knifepoint mugging in addition to a number of arrests for beating up his girlfriend. Young master Morrison (18) has certainly been keeping his club's lawyers busy although I doubt he is on the Christmas card list of many inside Old Trafford.
Morrison's regular contributions to Twitter display an uncanny ability to put his foot in it- almost as if he doesn't realise what he writes (in barely literate 'street speak') is immediately broadcast all over the public domain. Take your pick from referring to United's end of season awards party as "a total joke" and "a crap night"; making inappropriate comments about the Manchester riots and Ryan Gigg's love life to referring to his recent omission from a reserve team game as 'a piss take'. It remains to be seen if United's patience will hold out long enough for Morrison to actually break through to the first team and show the world what all the fuss should really be about. lets's hope he makes it- he's a tabloid car crash waiting to happen.
Career High: A stunning all round display in the FA Youth Cup quarter final against arch rivals Liverpool as he inspired United to recover from two goals behind to win 3-2 at Anfield. With seconds left on the clock, Morrison lashed in an unstoppable left foot volley and, ever the diplomat, celebrated in front of 14,000 braying scousers by standing in front of the kop and kissing his badge.
Career Low: Any of the above crimes and misdemeanours.
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