Hannibal Mejbri, a midfielder for Manchester United, has been dubbed the “next Paul Scholes.”
During United’s 4-0 loss to Liverpool on Tuesday night, the 19-year-old delivered a rare bright spot for United fans. With about five minutes remaining, the youngster came off the bench and made an immediate impression by flying into challenges, earning up a booking and maybe escaping more punishment.
Nonetheless, Hannibal’s performance stood in stark contrast to that of his teammates on another disappointing night for United. Gary Neville and Bryan Robson also praised the teenager for his late appearance, with the former adding he was ‘proud’ of his work.
Those who have worked with Hannibal in the past will not be surprised by his reappearance. After growing up in France, the midfielder joined United from Monaco in 2019. However, it was during his formative years at Paris FC that he initially drew the notice of Europe’s top clubs. And it’s easy to see why, considering his former coach Reda Bekhti’s strong recommendation.
Last year, Bekhti told First Time Finish, “The Premier League requires a lot of athleticism and a good physical capacity.” “He still has room to gain muscle.” I am confident that if he achieves this goal without injuring himself, he will win over the boss.
“He has the potential to be a future leader.” Manchester United’s Paul Scholes. He possesses all of the skills necessary to become a leader in midfield.”
That forecast will be welcome news to United supporters, who have been pleading for a return to glory in the wake of the club’s decade-long collapse. The club’s surrender at Anfield on Tuesday, in especially, showed the necessity to identify a new group of stars.
Hannibal’s performance prompted supporters to demand that he be given more playing time before the season’s finale. According to his old coach’s views, he might play an important role in United’s future.