He moved to D.C. in July and made 14 appearances for the club, scoring twice
Ravel Morrison is on the verge of being cut by Wayne Rooney's D.C. United in the latest development of his troubling career, as the MLS outfit is set to ditch the former Manchester United wonderkid ahead of the start of the new MLS season in two days.
Once destined to become one of the best players in the world by former, legendary Red Devils boss Alex Ferguson and defender Rio Ferdinand, who also once predicted that the now-32-year-old would be worth over £100million ($120.17million), Morrison has never really managed to get going at any of the clubs for which he's played for.
And with D.C., it's no different. The midfielder, who only joined the club in July, is 'not in D.C. United's plan, won't be [the] MLS roster this season, [and is] ineligible to play,' tweeted Steven Goff, of The Washington Post.
'[He] remains on payroll with guaranteed deal, can continue to train. What's next? Trade, transfer or mutual termination of contract. #dcu'
In a follow-up tweeted, Goff added: 'With [Martin] Rodriguez out with ACL injury and Morrison not rostered, DCU has two international slots available. MLS transfer window closes April 24, reopens July 5.'
D.C. United's Ravel Morrison is set to be axed by the club after only joining seven months ago
Morrison doesn't feature in D.C. United boss Wayne Rooney's plans for next season in the MLS
Having initially signed for the Red-and-Black seven months ago, Mirroson was unable to prevent Rooney's side from finishing last of the Eastern Conference on 27 points, 21 points adrift from the last playoff spot (eighth seed) in the table.
He made a total amount of 14 appearances in the MLS last season, scoring two goals in the process.
However, Morrison now faces an uncertain future at club level, much like throughout his 13-year career. He's turned out for the same amount of teams as the number of years that have gone by since making his professional debut with the Red Devils in 2010 (13)
Since the, he's gone on to feature for the likes of West Ham United, where he spent most of his time out on loan at second-tier clubs Birmingham City, Queens Park Rangers and Cardiff City, before moving to Rome in 2015.
There, he made four appearances for Lazio across four seasons. Morrison was briefly sent out on loan to Mexican side Atlas before leaving Serie A for Sweden to play for Ostersund, which is where Chelsea boss Graham Potter initially built his reputation as a manager.
Morrison then returned to England in 2019 to sign with Sheffield United, where he made one appearance before being loaned out again to Middlesbrough.
The midfielder went back abroad to play for ADO Den Haag in 2020 before Rooney convinced the midfielder to sign for Derby County in 2021, considered as the best spell of his career due to the amount of playing time he received.
During his time playing for the Rams, Morrison made 36 appearances across all competitions, scoring four goals. He left the club once his contract expired at the end of the 2021-22 season.
Morrison had the most prominent spell of his career under Rooney at Derby, playing 32 times