Manchester United reveal plan for youngster Hannibal Mejbri

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Manchester United’s interim manager Ralf Rangnick is reportedly looking to keep Hannibal Mejbri in the first-team squad as per the report in English outlet MEN

Despite making only one senior appearance for the Red Devils, the 19-year-old has already played 10 games with the Tunisia national team. The youngster started in every game in last month’s Arab Cup where they went all the way through to the final before falling short to Algeria and also featured in two games in the AFCON before losing to Burkina Faso in the quarter-final. 

According to the report, the youngster had an option to take a break ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations competition. However, Mejbri decided to return to Manchester and participate in the training under the new manager Ralf Rangnick. 

The report further claims that the German boss is well aware of the 19-year-old’s talent and is willing to keep Mejbri in the first team squad and give him regular playing opportunities. 

There was reportedly interest from Championship clubs in order to take the youngster on loan. However, the Red Devils decided to go against that, given the youngster’s involvement in the AFCON. 

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Ralf Rangnick has previously stated that he likes to work with younger players and their energies are one of the key factors in the German’s high-intensity style of football. 

Meanwhile, Anthony Elanga has benefited from the arrival of the 63-year-old boss as he has been awarded regular playing time and the Tunisian midfielder will be hoping that he will also have the same pathway as the Swedish youngster. 

Following the departure of Anthony Martial, Donny Van De Beek and Amad Diallo, and on top of that, the suspension of Mason Greenwood, Manchester United are thin in numbers in their attacking department. So, Mejbri could get game time under Rangnick until the end of this season. 

The midfielder has a great talent which he has already showcased with the youth squad and he will be hoping to continue his development under Rangnick in order to establish himself as a regular first-team member of Manchester United. 

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