Hammers bought exciting England U21 star from the Red Devils last year.
West Ham United head coach Sam Allardyce has admitted that he is worried Premier League champions Manchester United will try to re-sign midfield player Ravel Morrison after the eye-catching start to the new season the Englishman has made at Upton Park, according to reports in the Sunday Mirror.
The highly rated England Under-21 international moved to Upton Park from Old Trafford in January 2012 on a three-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee believed to be somewhere between £650,000 and £1 million.
However, after a tough start to life with the east London club, during which time the 20-year-old was shipped out on loan to Championship outfit Birmingham City, Morrison has begun the new campaign on fire for West Ham
And in total, the Englishman has managed to hit the back of the net on four occasions in his eight matches in all competitions for West Ham so far this season, including two strikes in his six Premier League outings for the club, one of which was the playmaker’s Goal of the Season contender against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane last time out.
But Hammers boss Allardyce says that he has no idea whether or not United inserted a buyback clause in the player’s contract when he moved to the capital from the north west last year.
“I don’t know if there is a buy-back clause and what that figure might be if it even exists. But my real big worry is that Manchester United will come back to buy him,” said Allardyce.
“Look at what happened when Chris Smalling played a handful of games for Fulham – United jumped in with £10m. Then there was Phil Jones when I was at Blackburn – that’s what you are up against.”