Manchester United icons admit losing Ravel Morrison would be a big loss. Former England cricketer Michael Vaughan asked Rio Ferdinand and Gary Neville whether all the fuss about the teenager was justified and they were quick to confirm how good a player Morrison could be.

Neville replied: "A huge talent! He has got potential. Youth cup winners produce players. Hope he can do it."

Ferdinand echoed the sentiment.

"Got huge potential," Ferdinand tweeted. "I've told him what I think of him what he needs to do to fulfil it."

Since his contract row went public, Morrison has been linked with Chelsea, Manchester City, Newcastle United, Arsenal and Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona.