Ravel Morrison has made plenty of headlines in his brief footballing career, and the latest concerned the reports linking him with a move to Craven Cottage.
Fulham's interest and the stories it generated prompted Morrison to go on record that he was fully committed to West Ham. While his manager Sam Allardyce was said to be worried that his head had been turned and making money may have taken precedence over playing the game.
Many will say the return match was over by the time the former Manchester United midfielder started influencing the game. But Morrison showed his ability with some direct running at the heart of the Blues' defence, before gradually taking control of Allardyce's midfield and pulling the strings.
Morrison had two shots during the match, and he played one key-pass to set up a goal-scoring chance for a teammate. He had a pass-completion rate of 86%, went on five dribbles (more than any other player on the pitch aside from Sergio Aguero), and he also played his part defensively, making three interceptions.
So what did the fans think of his performance. After the match, we took to Twitter to gauge the reaction, and below is a selection of fan feelings:
Ravel Morrison, another great player Fergie let go!— Ryan Conlon (@ryanconlon14) January 21, 2014
Watching ravel Morrison and it's almost impossible to tell which is his stronger foot. #potential— Sam Woods (@samuriwoods) January 21, 2014
Ravel Morrison dazzling ManCity players.— Niko (@Nikomarvel) January 21, 2014
Ravel Morrison should be playing for England! Imagine midfield of Morrison & Barkley ?— Wayne Lovatt (@LovattWayne) January 21, 2014
The words "Ravel Morrison", "emerged" and "with any credit" coming to a match report near you soon.— Football Clichés (@FootballCliches) January 21, 2014
Ravel morrison ,the potential is unreal— Doulou Christou (@DoulouC) January 21, 2014