Former Man United Phenom Ravel Morrison Makes It 3 Goals In 3 Games For Atlas
24-year-old Englishman Ravel Morrison appears to be finding his feet in Mexico after arriving at Club Atlas on loan from Italian side Lazio last August. The former Manchester United prodigy had a stop-start beginning to life in Liga MX, but he’s now scored three goals in his last three appearances for Atlas.
On Sunday, January 14, Morrison opened his Clausura account with a stunning free kick against Pumas.
— ravel morrison (@morrisonravel) January 14, 2018
Five days later, Morrison grabbed his second in as many matches after scoring against Toluca. Unfortunately for Morrison and Atlas, the goal couldn’t prevent the club from opening the season with their third straight defeat.
But Atlas got their first win of 2018 last night in the Copa MX. A 2-1 victory over second-tier Tampico Madero was secured when Morrison added the club’s second (and his third in three matches) in the 57th minute.
Morrison’s name was recently brought up by legendary Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand on BT Sport.
“I was at the club when he was there,” Ferdinand said. “Probably the most gifted, the most naturally gifted young kid I’ve ever seen. Sir Alex Ferguson, I remember he called me and Wazza (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.’”
Morrison will only turn 25 on February 2, so time is on his side. However, after failing to make the breakthrough at United before bouncing around West Ham, Birmingham City, Queens Park Rangers, Cardiff City and Lazio, he needs to show that he’s still hungry and motivated with Atlas to continue his development.