It was only a couple of months ago that Adam Morgan was a real prospect in Liverpool’s academy so their decision to reportedly let the 19-year-old leave on a free transfer is a strange one indeed, but one that Manchester United could benefit from.
If there is a position where Warren Joyce’s Under-21s could do with strengthening, it is up front. United’s Under-21s have been in need of a striker since last season. The departures of Angelo Henriquez, Federico Macheda and Bebe on loan have already left us thin in the striker department but with Will Keane poised for a loan move to Wigan, we could be left with even fewer options.
Bringing Morgan into the Under-21s wouldn’t be a zero risk decision. It might not work out but the cost would be minimal to United and if he can pull of goals like this against Manchester City on a regular basis, we’d be laughing.
The other alternative could be to promote the likes of James Wilson or Ashley Fletcher to the Under-21s on a full time basis. Given how fantastic Wilson has played this season, it would be a surprise if he didn’t get more opportunities with Joyce’s side regardless of whether Morgan came in.
Of course, Morgan might not want to entertain the idea of playing at Old Trafford but we’d have nothing to lose if we approached him.