After reports emerged than Manchester United had turned down a £1m bid for Ravel Morrison, Sir Alex Ferguson revealed that the youngster’s agent was trying to find the player a new club.

“His demands are unrealistic as far as we’re concerned,” the manager said.

One of Morrison’s friends showed him a picture on Twitter of the player in a United shirt, but with “CASH” photoshopped across the front. Morrison then replied to someone claiming he was asking for £50k a week by saying “got it wrong mate not asked for anything of [sic] united yet.”

If Morrison is allowed to leave in the summer his fee will be decided by a tribunal and is likely to be considerably less than the £1m that Newcastle have offered. If United weren’t confident of keeping the player, would they not have accepted Newcastle’s money? Or are they biding their time until the end of the window? They surely can’t expect anyone to pay more than the Newcastle offer. Hmmm. Watch this space.

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