Sir Alex Ferguson has today confirmed the rumours that Newcastle have had a bid rejected for Ravel Morrison.

The player who has been long tipped to be the most talented player to come through our youth team since the likes of David Beckham and Paul Scholes looks set to leave Manchester United.

It’s a desperately disappointing situation for the club and fans, given how much time and effort has been invested in him. United have stood by him despite his numerous off field problems but with his contract up in the summer and the club not meeting his wage demands, it appears he will be off.

“His agent has been working hard to get him another club,” said Ferguson. “We’ve offered him terms which he’s refused, so that’s where it is. We’ve rejected an offer from Newcastle and it’s now down to how that progresses.”

Asked if Morrison still had a future at United, Ferguson said: “His demands are unrealistic as far as we’re concerned.”

If United can’t tame him, I don’t believe any club will, but that doesn’t change the fact it is a terrible waste of talent. One day he will look back at this time and wonder what the fuck he was thinking about. Here’s hoping something can be done between now and the summer to sort his head out but it’s not looking promising.