Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has provided an update on midfielder Ravel Morrison’s situation at Bramall Lane (Sheffield Star).
He has suggested that the 26-year-old remains in his plans, despite not having yet made much of an impact in South Yorkshire.
As mentioned, since arriving at Sheffield United in the summer Morrison has so far failed to make his mark at the club.
He has made just one substitute appearance for the Blades in the Premier League, with his only two starts coming in Carabao Cup ties against Blackburn Rovers and Sunderland (via Transfermarkt).
The former Manchester United man hasn’t even been in the matchday squad for the South Yorkshire club’s last five Premier League outings (Transfermarkt).
However, Wilder compared Morrison’s situation to Lys Mousset’s at the start of the season. The Frenchman wasn’t in the 18-man squad for Sheffield United’s first three league matches of the season, but has since forced his way into contention and has started two of their last three (Transfermarkt).
Speaking to the Sheffield Star, Wilder says that he still thinks that Morrison has something to bring, but there is no favouritism at the club and therefore he has to work his way into the team.
“Ravel is the same (as Mousset), he’s no different from one player to the other. Ravel courts a lot of publicity obviously, but then I’ve got Ben Osborn, who has been outstanding for us and I had to leave out of the 18 the other night,” said Wilder.
“There are no favourites. I see a talent from everybody. They’ve all got their attributes, that’s why we sign them and bring them to the club.”
It has probably been a frustrating first few months at Bramall Lane for Morrison who hasn’t got the game time he would have liked.
In truth, he has probably been the victim of Wilder’s tactical tweak, which has seen him change from playing a number 10 to utilising John Lundstram and having a flat midfield three instead (Transfermarkt).
However, Morrison should look to Lundstram for inspiration when it comes to reviving his career at Bramall Lane.
Indeed, the former Everton man was barely used by the Blades in the Championship last season, featuring just 10 times (Transfermarkt).
But he has been an ever-present this season and has played in all 11 of their Premier League games to date (Transfermarkt), which shows that you can work your way back into contention at Sheffield United.
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