"His agent has been working hard to get him another club,” Sir Alex told the press on 14 January. “We’ve offered him terms which he has refused, so that is where it is. His demands are unrealistic as far as we are concerned. We’ve rejected an offer from Newcastle and it is now down to how that progresses.”
Interest from West Ham followed, with Morrison sealing the deal at 21:00 GMT on transfer deadline day.
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