Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up
NBCSports Header Logo

WATCH: Ravel Morrison scores backheel volley in England U-21 training

England U21 v Finland U21 - 2015 UEFA European Under 21 Championships Qualifier

during the 2015 UEFA European Under 21 Championships Qualifier Group 1 match between England and Finland at StadiumMK on November 14, 2013 in Milton Keynes, England.

Shaun Botterill

West Ham United midfielder Ravel Morrison has enjoyed a bright start to the Premier League season, scoring three goals and notching 1 assist in 10 contests.

The 20-year-old’s performances have gone a long way to convincing many that the former Manchester United academy player had finally matured. Noted to possess incredible talent, Morrison’s immaturity hampered his footballing progress at Old Trafford, prompting Sir Alex Ferguson to sell the player to West Ham in January 2012.

Upon executing the deal Ferguson told told Hammers boss Sam Allardyce that Morrison was, “A brilliant footballer. Brilliant ability. Top-class ability. Needs to get away from Manchester and start a new life.”

From all indications, Morrison has done just this and for his good work he remains a key figure in the England. He spent the past weekend with the England U-21s, where he scored a memorable volley in training on Sunday. Off the Jesse Lingard cross, Morrison leaps into the air and crosses his left foot over his right before smashing the ball home with the back of his heel.

Talent, no doubt.

But is it enough to convince Roy Hodgson to take him to Brazil?

Follow @mprindi