Former Manchester United striker claims teenager has more talent than Paul Pogba.
Pogba joined Manchester United’s academy in 2009 before moving to Juventus in 2012 and then returning for a club-record amount, but Josh King feels there was a more gifted player at the club.
Josh King, a former Manchester United striker, believes Ravel Morrison was a better player than current Red Devils star Paul Pogba.
Morrison and Pogba left Old Trafford the year before King, but the trio came through United’s system together, playing for the Red Devils’ junior and senior teams for four years.
They were all regulars in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United reserve team, however only Pogba has played for United at the senior level.
By 2013, all three have left United, with Morrison joining West Ham, Pogba joining Juventus, and King joining Blackburn Rovers.
Morrison was frequently said to as the most gifted player to come out of United’s youth.
However, the Englishman has failed to live up to his reputation, having spent his career as a journeyman with 12 clubs by the age of 28.
While Morrison is clearly gifted, he has yet to demonstrate his worth on a continuous basis, with his stints with each organization usually being brief.
Former United teammate Wayne Rooney took the midfielder to Pride Park, and he is now playing for Championship crisis club Derby.
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Meanwhile, King is now a Watford player, scoring in the Hornets’ 4-1 thrashing of United last Saturday, which cost Solskjaer his job.
Morrison, though, was more gifted, according to the Norwegian, than Pogba, United’s record signing.
“Ravel Morrison or Paul Pogba,” says the narrator. He told Ben Foster’s Cycling GK YouTube channel, “Ravel was the most talented player, but Pogba is the better player.”
“I spent five years there.” It was the little things that kept us grounded, like having to wear black boots.
“You can soar when you make your debut and get a lot of people following you on Twitter, but it was impossible with Sir Alex Ferguson because he kept you grounded.”
“I also recall the arduous effort, particularly during training sessions, which I continue to perform today.”