Ravel Morrison has pointed the finger of blame at Rio Ferdinand for getting his phone “smashed into tiny pieces” by Wayne Rooney.
The trio were teammates at United when Morrison was working his way up the club’s youth ranks.
And Rooney openly admitted losing his cool in the dressing room after Morrison had seemingly taken over use of his phone charger.
Rooney told the Man Utd podcast : “He came into the first-team dressing room when he was in the reserves and my phone was in charge so he took it off and put his on.
“It was one of the old BlackBerry phones and it had your email address on the front so I thought it was one of the other lads.
“When I saw it was one of the reserve players at the time I just smashed his phone up.”
But Morrison has since taken to Twitter to clear things up, instead suggesting it was Ferdinand’s fault.
“@RioFerdy put my phone on charge for me,” Morrison claimed. “I had an U18s game, on the way out I gave him my phone, 90 minutes later phone smashed into tiny pieces.
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“@WayneRooney it’s all Rio’s fault. I wouldn’t come in and take your phone off charge.”
He then suggested Gary Neville had played a role in winding up Rooney, but his comments were all made in jest.
Morrison’s United career didn’t quite take off like some of his former teammates’ but Rooney insisted he had all the talent to be “top level”.
“He was brilliant in training but he had a few issues and it halted his career,” Rooney said. “Everyone could see those issues would be there and quite a few people tried to [intervene].
“Gary Neville was trying to get him to live with him so people were trying different things.
“He’s the one player from the Academy [I rated highest].”