Former Lazio midfielder Ravel Morrison discussed a story from early in his career whilst on Rio Ferdinand’s podcast earlier today, as reported by Italian media outlet LazioNews24.

Obviously, my salary was that of a youth player, I was still a kid. Reselling one pair of boots I could make £250, if I got two, I would make £500. So, I could take my family to a Chinese restaurant or something.

You had 30 pairs of boots. I didn’t want to hurt anybody, but when I saw that you or Rooney were getting 20 or 30 pairs at a time, I thought taking one to put some food on the table at my house wouldn’t be a problem.


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Morrison was a Manchester United youth product and possessed considerable talent, but struggled to manage issues in his personal life and from his background.

He joined Lazio in 2015 and made eight appearances across his four years contracted to the club.

The Englishman is now a free agent.