Ferguson wrong, says Man Utd's Morrison

FIFA Presidential Award winner Sir Alex Ferguson (R) gets his FIFA Ballon d'Or 2011 trophy from FIFA President Sepp Blatter during the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2011 soccer awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich. (REUTERS)

Manchester United's Ravel Morrison insists he has not turned down a contract offer from the club despite boss Sir Alex Ferguson's claim that the young striker was refusing to sign a new deal.

The 18-year-old England youth international has hit the headlines in recent weeks after Newcastle launched a bid for him.

Ferguson said Morrison had turned down the club's offer of a new deal, with his current contract set to expire at the end of the season.

However, Morrison has now taken to Twitter to insist that he has not rejected a deal.

"I have never 1s (once) turned down a contract off Manchester United," he Tweeted.

Morrison, who is yet to make his league debut for the club but has played in the League Cup, has reportedly been attracting interest from Spanish clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona.