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Remember Ravel Morrison? Ex-Man United youngster is now plying his trade in Mexico

Tipped for huge things as a teenager, he’s now 24 and playing with Atlas in Liga MX.

THERE WAS A period at West Ham when it looked like Ravel Morrison had shaken off the cliches of unfulfilled talent, put his head down and began to prove his ability at the highest level.

It was during the early part of the 2013/14 season and he scored five times in the 12 games he’d appeared in, including a stunning individual strike against Tottenham.

But, by the end of the campaign, he was on loan at QPR and everything started spiralling shortly after.

There was another disappointing temporary spell at Cardiff, a deal that was terminated early by the club’s boss Russell Slade.

Then it was off to Lazio, where he’s been registered since 2015 but rarely played. Last season he was back on loan with QPR before he made a curious decision to head to Mexico to get some game time.

So, that’s where he is right now: on loan with Liga MX side Atlas.

He’s found it tough to break into the starting XI but has featured five times since arriving in September, usually as substitute.

And, he managed to score his first goal for the Guadalajara club over the weekend in a friendly against Club America, displaying some fine skill before sending a neat left-footed strike inside the near post.

Here’s hoping it’s a sign of things to come.

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