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‘Has to start’… MUTV pundits agree 20-year-old Manchester United star was only positive in defeat to Newcastle

Hannibal Mejbri’s Performance in Carabao Cup Exit Earns Praise

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Hannibal Mejbri, the Manchester United midfielder, has garnered praise for his performance in the Carabao Cup exit against Newcastle.

Mejbri’s initial 20 minutes in the 3-0 defeat to Newcastle were tumultuous, and it appeared he might either be shown a red card or substituted at half-time.

In the end, neither occurred, as he managed to stay on the pitch until the 65th minute.

As the game progressed, Hannibal regained his composure and demonstrated a strong defensive work rate, making a crucial interception inside his own box.

Despite his limited time in possession, Mejbri managed to create one chance and won three out of four tackles he contested.

Even though Hannibal is known for living life on the edge, he brings some positive attributes to the team. Post-game on MUTV, his performance was acknowledged.

MUTV pundit Danny Simpson commented, “Hannibal was the only positive, even though he gets a yellow card. His energy and mobility are praiseworthy.

Sometimes we have wondered why he doesn’t get more playing time.

He provides the basics: energy and legs. I’ve been a young player here myself, and that’s what you have to do.”

Simpson further suggested that Hannibal should start in the next Manchester United game against Fulham on Saturday: “Based on tonight’s performance, Hannibal has to start again.

His energy and desire set him apart. Some other players should look at that and follow suit.”

Ben Thornley also noted that Hannibal had made a positive impression: “Apart from Hannibal, I can’t see who [from tonight’s game] will give the manager a selection headache.”

Erik ten Hag’s decision to retain Hannibal at half-time demonstrated trust in the 20-year-old’s ability to maintain discipline.

While there is room for improvement, the MUTV analysts rightly pointed out that Hannibal brings valuable qualities to the team, which have been lacking in recent weeks.

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