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Scunthorpe winger Morris: I will always remember debut against Man Utd

Scunthorpe United winger Josh Morris has stated that he can never forget his professional debut against Premier League giants Manchester United.

Morris started his career with Blackburn Rovers and having earned a reputation as a very talented attacker, he was handed a debut by then manager Sam Allardyce against giants United at Old Trafford back in 2010.

Morris has since moved on to Scunthorpe but the 24-year-old has stated that he will never be able to forget the memorable first professional appearance against his boyhood club.

He told the Daily Mail: “My debut is up there.

“I was a Man Utd fan growing up so to make my debut against them for Blackburn just after I'd turned 19 was special. I came on as sub when we were 5-0 down. We ended up losing 7-1, but I set up our goal with a cross for Chris Samba to score a header.

“It was at Old Trafford (in November 2010 – the game in which Dimitar Berbatov scored five), which was massive for me. My dad was watching. He was in the stands and so were some of my mates who were United season ticket holders in the Stretford End. It was quite surreal. It's funny how things work out.

“I came on after about 55 minutes. Sam Allardyce was our manager. He just said: 'All the best.' It was a bit of a blur, to be honest. It couldn't have got any worse for us, to be honest, could it, being 5-0 down?

“Also, I played at Wembley for Fleetwood, which was nice, and I played for England at Under 20 level, which was a big thing to represent your country. That was at the Under 20 World Cup in Colombia. Jack Butland, Matty Phillips, Callum McManaman and Adam Smith were in that team."

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