sport news 'Ravel was better than Pogba by a country mile' says Wayne Rooney

'Ravel was better than Pogba by a mile... he nutmegged Vidic three times IN A MINUTE in training': Wayne Rooney reveals just how good former protege Morrison was... but claims he 'didn't work like Gary Neville' Wayne Rooney believes natural talent only counts for so much at the elite level He compared Ravel Morrison, Paul Pogba and Gary Neville as an example Rooney said Morrison was better than Pogba as an Old Trafford youngster  

By Jack Bezants for MailOnline

Published: 00:50 BST, 3 May 2020 | Updated: 00:50 BST, 3 May 2020

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Wayne Rooney has revealed that he thought Ravel Morrison was better than Paul Pogba 'by a country mile' during his days in 's youth setup.

Rooney believes that the separate paths the duo have taken in their careers as professionals shows how skill can only get you so far at the highest level is application is lacking.

Pogba is a World Cup winner with France and the centre-piece of the current United team, despite a 2019-20 season hindered by injury, and enjoyed a trophy laden tenure with Juventus. Morrison, meanwhile, is currently on loan at Middlesbrough from Sheffield United - the 11th team of his career at the age of 27.

Wayne Rooney has revealed just how good he thought Ravel Morrison was as a youngster

Wayne Rooney has revealed just how good he thought Ravel Morrison was as a youngster

Rooney said he thought Morrison (right) was better than Paul Pogba by a country mile

Rooney said he thought Morrison (right) was better than Paul

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