Wayne Rooney reveals how he SMASHED Ravel Morrison’s BlackBerry phone in fit of rage while pair were at Manchester United… and explains how Gary Neville wanted youngster to live with him in a bid to curb ‘issues’ that derailed his top-level career
- Wayne Rooney was team-mates with Ravel Morrison while at Manchester Utd
- Rooney told of when youngster took his phone off charge in the dressing room
- The now-interim Derby boss also said how Gary Neville tries to help Morrison
- Morrison is now at Dutch club ADO Den Haag after a number of failed spells
Rooney, who was at United for 13 years from 2004-2017, detailed that he was furious that another player had taken his phone off charge in the dressing-room and had replaced it with his own device.
United’s record goalscorer thought originally it was one of the first-team but upon realising it was a reserve player – which academy youngster Morrison was at the time – lost his temper and smashed the Blackberry phone up.
Wayne Rooney has revealed how he smashed up Ravel Morrison’s phone while at Man United
Morrison had taken Rooney’s phone off charge and had replaced it with his own Blackberry
‘I remember I smashed his [Morrison’s] phone up at one point,’ Rooney told the Utd Podcast.
‘He came in the first team dressing room when he was in the reserves. My phone was on charge and he took it off and put his on.
‘It was when we had the old BlackBerries and it had the email address on the front. I thought it was one of the other lads so when I saw it was one of the reserve players I just smashed the phone up!’
Rooney, now the interim manager at Derby County, also spoke of his disappointment that Morrison did not fulfil his enormous potential.
Rooney, currently the boss at Derby, was disappointed that Morrison did not fulfil his potential
Morrison, now 27, is at Dutch club ADO Den Haag after recent spells at Sheffield United, Ostersund and Lazio which did not work out.
‘With the younger players it’s been well documented about Ravel Morrison,’ Rooney explains.
‘He was brilliant in training and then he had a few issues and it halted his career.
‘We all thought he was going to be top level. Everyone could see those issues were going to be there. I spoke to him. Gary Neville was trying to get him to live with him. There were different things people tried.’
Rooney also explained that Gary Neville tries to get Morrison to live with him to curb his issues
Rooney rocked United by handing in a transfer request in 2010 and was ready to leave Old Trafford, alerting Premier League rivals and Europe’s elite.