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Former Man U standout considers playing for Boyz

Ravel Morrison - File

Former Manchester United prodigy Ravel Morrison admits to being caught in two minds, as he contemplates representing Jamaica's Reggae Boyz instead of England.

The 19-year-old England Youth international is considered by many to be top class talent, even drawing comparisons to club legend Paul Scholes, while at the Manchester club. Morrison, who has played for the England team at every youth level, was, with along talented youngster Paul Pogba, who moved to Italian giants Juventus this summer, a standout player in United 2011 FA Youth Cup.

However, Morrison has not had nearly as much success off the field and after several legal issues during his time at the English Premier League's most successful club, he was offloaded to West Ham in January of this year.

rocky start

Morrison has made one appearance since being loaned out to West Ham, but loaned out to English Championship division team Birmingham City, where he joined up with recently retired Reggae Boy Marlon King.

The midfielder, despite getting off to a rocky start during his loan spell with the Blues, is reported to have impressed in nine league made appearances made so far this season, scoring his first senior goals for the Blues last weekend against Hull City.

Speaking on his Twitter account, Morrison said: "Should I go play for Jamaica hmmm ... "Thinking time. In two minds."

Jamaica Football Federation president Horace Burrell, national coach Theodore Whitmore and assistant coach Alfredo Montesso only recently returned from a scouting mission to England, as they hope to strengthen the national team ahead of next February's final round of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers. Morrison is believed to be among those the trio met with. Morrison was born in Wyhtenshaw, Manchester, but qualifies to play for the Reggae Boyz by virtue of having a Jamaican parent.

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