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Wilfried Zaha clashes with Ravel Morrison

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West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison has courted growing attention after locking horns with England U21 teammate Wilfried Zaha during a European Championship qualifier against Lithuania.

Morrison helped his side demolish the visitors, chipping in with two fantastic goals in their 5-0 victory.

Despite a comprehensive win, the talking point soon turned towards ugly scenes between the pair, after the two came to blows deep into the second half.

Zaha was clearly upset with the former Manchester United starlet, but got more than he bargained for when confronting the teenager.

The players was forced apart by fellow teammate’s after the two began pushing each other once Morrison raised a hand to Zaha’s face.

Morrison has become an increasing force in West Ham’s start to the season, scoring four goals in just six appearances, including a goal of the season contender in a fierce London derby against Tottenham Hotspur.

However, this latest stint has added to his controversial reputation, which saw the 20-year old make an explosive exit from Old Trafford last year.

Sir Alex Ferguson once blasted Morrison’s “unrealistic wage demands”, during his time at Manchester United, which subsequently led to the midfielder’s exit.

Ferguson’s final Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan has since backed United’s decision to allow the starlet to leave.

"He needed to get out of Manchester," Phelan told BBC Radio 5 live. "He has gone away from the club now which I think, in hindsight, is the correct thing to have done.”

Morrison’s troubled past includes two court cases in 2011 after allegedly harassing his girlfriend and her mother.

It was claimed Morrison had attacked his girlfriend, which included throwing her phone out of a window.

Both cases failed to materialise but the 20-year old was hit with a 12-month referral order after both cases fell in a six-month bracket.

Despite recently being praised by current manager Sam Allardyce, for a newfound sense of maturity, this latest incident has attracted more interest of the wrong kind for Morrison.

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