Read what Wayne Rooney and Solskjaer have to say about Rooney’s decision to sign former Manchester United starlet

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Ravel Morrison was projected to be the next big thing from the Manchester United academy a decade ago.

Having grown through the ranks with the likes of Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba, Morrison never reached his potential even though everyone admitted he had the talent.

Derby County boss Wayne Rooney has given Morrison an opportunity to salvage his career after being impressed by his performance, having invited him for trial with the Rams.

Now 28, Morrison has had a nomadic career that has seen him play for the likes of Ostersund and ADO Den Haag in recent years.

However, Rooney has spoken highly of him and only hopes that he reaches his best heights at Derby.

Rooney told MUTV: “He has, he’s been with us the last week Ravel and it’s the same… some of the things he’s doing is incredible so that’s on me to manage him right.

“There are six players in who at the moment I can’t sign so the quicker I’m able to do that the better it’d made my job easier.”

Morrison is also well known to current United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who revealed he hasn’t seen the talented midfielder since he was plying his trade in Sweden.

Solskjaer said: “I knew Rav in the reserves and what a talent. Top, top player and it’ll be great to see him.

“Last time I saw him play football was for Östersund when I was at Molde. So he’s had a career of ups and downs but he’s always had the talent.”