For all the doom and gloom surrounding the current England national team, the next level of youngsters set to break through are extremely promising.
The likes of Josh McEachran has been making massive waves over at Chelsea, whilst we have been linked with Jack Rodwell, Everton’s talented youngster. I don’t need to tell you how Jack Wilshere is now and can go on to be in the future and Tom Cleverley has a huge future at Old Trafford if Sir Alex has anything to say about it.
Brian Marwood, Manchester City’s football administrator, has been put in charge of cultivating Man City next set of stars (possibly a new Rooney as they can’t have the current one!) at their Platt Lane academy and in the Telegraph today whilst discussing youth development at City, Henry Winter stated,
Probably the most gifted teenager in the country is Ravel Morrison at Manchester United.
That’s a pretty big statement to make especially if you consider the players who are in that bracket and the experience they have compared to Morrison, who has only played at reserve level for United but Marwood agreed adding:
“I signed him at Nike at 15. I know the baggage there. United will work hard to get him back into line. A lot of other clubs give up on that side and indulge him because he’s a talented footballer.’’
The baggage they speak of is an alleged altercation with the police a little while ago and whilst it was a cause for concern then, there has apparently been a marked improvement in his conduct both on and off the field.
As I said it is a huge statement to make but I’m pretty sure neither would stake their reputations if they didn’t truly believe this.
Definitely one for the future.