Manager Sam Allardyce always plays his cards close to his chest…but it will be a huge surprise if he doesn’t include the ace, Ravel Morrison, at his former club today.
Rav return to Manchester with many points to prove and Old Trafford should fear the consequences if he is unleashed today.
But Allardyce has already warned him ahead of the game declaring: “Individuals don’t win matches.”
And he deliberately used the words “if selected” in relation to the midfielder regarding his inclusion although it will be a massive shock if he doesn’t start.
Big Sam said: “There were a few mooted bigger clubs than ours who wanted him.
“But that would have been a mistake had he gone there because that might have ended up with him having the same problems he had at Manchester United.
“Football is his all, it’s all he wants to be and all he wants to do but he wants first-team football — that’s his mentality.
“If he’s not playing first team football he wouldn’t be happy wherever he is — whether it be here or Manchester.”