RAVEL MORRISON showed Derby fans a glimpse of his potential in his first appearance for the club against Manchester United.
The Rams are reportedly set to offer the 28-year-old a contract as he finally looks to nail down a long stay at a club.
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Wayne Rooney handed Morrison a start against his old club in the 2-1 pre-season defeat.
And the midfielder's highlights reel, posted on his Instagram, showed a number of impressive touches that delighted his fellow pros.
Ian Wright, Derby's Colin Kazim-Richards, Andre Gray and Reece Oxford were among the famous faces showing their appreciation for Morrison in the comments section.
Wright posted a love heart emoji under the video while West Brom forward Callum Robinson commented: "Things you love to see⭐️😍."
Southampton's Nathan Redmond added: "Enjoyment👏🏽."
And Todd Kane of QPR posted: "Playing in the park geez."
Among Morrison's contributions were a number of times he showed for the ball and moved possession on, an instance of hassling Tahith Chong for possession, and a cute backheel pass in the final third.
The Telegraph claim that Derby will offer Morrison a contract after the Football League loosened the Championship side's transfer embargo.
The former United prospect is a free agent after leaving Dutch side ADO Den Haag in January, following short spells with Sheffield United and Middlesbrough.
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Rams boss Rooney, 35, believes he can get the best out of Morrison, who was once touted as a supreme talent.
He said post-game: "Ravel had little flashes, moments.
"That was Ravel’s first game in a long time so you could see he was feeling it.
"Ravel’s a very nice lad, a bit misunderstood at times. But it’s my job to make sure I can get the best out of him, I’m confident I can do that.
"I have to manage him right and I have no worries about that."
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