Paul Scholes: Ravel Morrison can still turn his career around

Paul Scholes

The Hammers youngster can still turn his career around, the former midfielder insists.

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes says West Ham United youngster Ravel Morrison really stood out at Old Trafford when he wanted to, according to his column in the Independent and London Evening Standard.

Morrison has endured a frustrating spell since leaving Manchester United for Upton Park - although it has perhaps been more frustrating for club than player.

According to the Daily Mirror, the controversial 21-year-old will be leaving West Ham for Lazio at the end of the season, with a number of outlets also reporting similar news.

But Scholes is rueful when it comes to Morrison's wasted talent, admitting that he shone during Manchester United training when he showed the desire to perform.

"What I can also say is that he has a remarkable skill and vision for a footballer. I saw a lot of great young prospects at United but he really stood out on the days when he wanted to shine," he wrote.

However, the former Manchester United midfielder has offered some hope for the West Ham (or perhaps soon to be Lazio) youngster, in that he still has plenty of time to turn his career around.

The catch once again, though, is that the 21-year-old must show the desire to put things right.

Scholes added: "If there is one consolation it is that Ravel is still young. He turns 22 next month. There is time for him to turn his career around but he has to understand that life passes in a rush when you are a professional footballer and, for all the pledges to reform, I can think of many who left it too late."

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