Steven Gerrard has today effectively confirmed Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos’ place is assured in the team after revealing Morelos only has to keep working hard to get the confidence and goals back.
The 25-year old had a tricky afternoon at Utd, cutting a forlorn figure and missing a number of key opportunities, but his manager won’t be looking to Cedric Itten any time soon and will stick with the former HJK striker.
His manager has backed his star striker many times before, despite what was apparently going on on the pitch, and of course the elbow and booking didn’t really help matters, but Stevie’s initial reaction is certainly in support of Rangers’ main striker.
Former striker Kris Boyd, a pundit on Sky these days, suggested the manager may change his mind on reviewing the incident, but it does seem Morelos is one Stevie will continue to support and defend, and hope his man justifies the faith on the pitch.
Time will tell.