Mike Phelan: 'Ravel Morrison right to leave Manchester United'

Phelan: 'Morrison right to leave Man Utd'
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Former Manchester United assistant coach Mike Phelan believes that Ravel Morrison made the right decision to leave the club for West Ham United last year.

Former Manchester United assistant coach Mike Phelan has insisted that Ravel Morrison was right to leave the club for West Ham United last year.

The 20-year-old midfielder suffered from a number of off-field problems during his time at Old Trafford after joining the Red Devils as a teenager in 2009.

Morrison, who now appears to be enjoying some stability in his career at Upton Park, received plenty of praise on Sunday when he scored an impressive solo goal in West Ham's 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.

"He needed to get out of Manchester," Phelan told BBC Sport. "He has gone away from the club now, which I think in hindsight is the correct thing to have done."

Morrison spent last season on loan at Championship club Birmingham City.

West Ham's Ravel Morrison celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Cardiff during their League Cup match on September 24, 2013
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