Ravel Morrison, former Atlas player and who at the time was classified as one of the greatest promises in world football, revealed that during his time through the youth ranks of the Manchester United He stole the tennis shoes of the stars of the first team to earn money and thus feed his family. “Obviously I had a youth salary, obviously I was young. And then you used to get like £ 250 for a pair of studs; you take two pairs of boots and you get £ 500. You come home and then you buy your family Chinese food or something. well, Morrison told Rio Ferdinand on the former defender’s podcast.
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Morrison also confessed that on one occasion he was thrown out of the locker room when he was discovered stealing Ferdinand’s own ankle boots. During Ravel’s stay in the Red Devils the mythical coach, Sir Alex Ferguson, considered him as the best footballer he has ever seen; however his career never took off. The strategist himself sent a message to Morrison on the podcast. “Rio, my first and last impression of Ravel when he was young was that he has always had time and space. Always available to keep up with. So unusual for a boy his age […] Another thing about Ravel that I have always treasured, that no other player who debuted did, after the first game in the first team he played, the next morning he came to my office and gave me a letter thanking me for giving him his debut. I was stunned.
The boy had a good heart. He was beaten by his antecedents. “In this regard Morrison replied:” It’s your turn, you know what I mean? Because if I could go back in time it would change 90 percent of my life. “Ravel currently plays at the ADO Den Haag from Holland and since his departure from United he has gone through 10 teams: West Ham Birmingham, Queens Park Rangers, Cardiff City, Lazio, Atlas, Ostersunds FK, Sheffield United, Middlesbrough and the aforementioned ADO Den Haag.