Ravel Morrison signs one-year deal at Sheffield United

Ravel Morrison
Ravel Morrison (right) played in the same 2011 FA Youth Cup-winning side as Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard.

Premier League newcomers Sheffield United have signed former Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison on a one-year deal.

Morrison, 26, attended the Blades' pre-season training camp in Portugal earlier this month.

He played in Manchester United's 2011 FA Youth Cup-winning side with Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard.

"It's great to be back in England again and to get my career kick-started again," Morrison said.

"Before I went away [to Portugal], they made me feel very welcome.

"It was an easy decision to make - the Premier League, a great team and a great manager."

Morrison was rated as one of the best young players to come through the Manchester United academy during Sir Alex Ferguson's time as manager.

'He would disappear for a week and come back like nothing had happened'

But his career has been hampered by various off-field problems and he made just three first-team appearances for United and 24 in four years with West Ham.

Lazio handed him a four-year contract in 2015 but loaned him out to QPR during the 2016-17 season and then in 2017-18 to Mexican side Atlas, where he scored four goals in 25 games.

He spent the early part of this year at Ostersunds FK in Sweden on a six-month deal.

"Ravel is an undoubted talent and we are delighted that we have put together a deal that suits all parties," said Blades boss Chris Wilder.

"We are getting a fantastic footballer with a tremendous pedigree and this is a great opportunity for Rav; we believe we can help him get back to the level he wants to be."

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