Amidst Manchester United’s more high-profile arrivals of Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James in the summer, the signing of Hannibal Mejbri went slightly under the radar at Old Trafford.
The 16-year-old signed for the Red Devils from French side AS Monaco, and he has predominantly featured for the club’s academy sides.
The teenage starlet has made five appearances in total in a United shirt – four of them coming in the U18 Premier League, and the other in Premier League 2 action. On Monday night, Mejbri delivered an impressive cameo as Neil Wood’s U23s side ran out 4-1 winners over Middlesbrough.
Brought on with just 15 minutes to go, the Frenchman caught the eye immediately, and provided one superb pass into teammate Tahith Chong.
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After watching his brief appearance, United fans flooded to Twitter to voice their thoughts on their summer signing.
Many supporters of the Manchester side hailed him as a special talent, and insisted he is one to keep a close eye on over the coming years.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
Mejbri pass for Chong last night was quality. Year or two and hopefully we will be seeing that regular #MUFC
— Jamie Wilson (@Jamie89Wilson) 5 November 2019
Hannibal Mejbri is taking huge strides. He is only 16 years of age and has already made his debut for the u23s.
Midfield enforcer, has a good range of passing and a decent right foot. Physically he’ll only get better.
Can develop into an amazing player.#MUFC
— MUSC Nagpur (@MUSCnagpur) 5 November 2019
— Amruth R (@amruthr7) 4 November 2019
Another good game from our U23’s, I’ve praised most of them loads of times and like to mention 16 year old Hannibal Mejbri who came in late. Wonderful touch and eye for a pass. Early days, but worth have an eye on. #MUFC #MUTV
— MerlinUnited (@MerlinUnited) 4 November 2019
Mejbri really is special #MUFC
— MUFC Rambles (@MUFCRambles) 4 November 2019
— Aaron kennedy (@aaronk0708) 4 November 2019
NAAAH MEJBRI IS A BIG BALLER THAT PASS INTO SPACE FOR CHONG IS WORLD CLASS
— Jaimin (@Jaimin_MUFC) 4 November 2019
Hannibal Mejbri could be some player in the coming years. #mufc
— Matt Fuller (@mattfuller5) 4 November 2019