Stan Collymore Urges Starting Role for Hannibal Mejbri in Manchester United’s Clash Against Crystal Palace
As Manchester United prepares to face Crystal Palace at Old Trafford this Saturday, Stan Collymore advocates for a particular young talent to secure a spot in the starting lineup.
Collymore’s endorsement stems from the impressive performance of Hannibal Mejbri during the midweek encounter with the Eagles.
Erik ten Hag’s squad secured a resounding 3-0 victory over Palace in the Carabao Cup, with Hannibal Mejbri making his third consecutive appearance for the Manchester club.
The 20-year-old initially seized his opportunity as a substitute against Brighton earlier this month, finding the net with a goal.
Following this impactful cameo, Mejbri earned two consecutive starting roles, culminating in a standout performance on Tuesday night.
In an exclusive interview with CaughtOffside, Stan Collymore shared his perspective, emphasizing the deserving nature of Mejbri’s continued inclusion in the starting lineup.
Collymore explained, “We haven’t seen a lot from him yet, but based on what I observed, especially during Tuesday night’s cup match, he was outstanding.
He delivered an excellent performance, demonstrating the energy and tenacity that Ten Hag has been seeking. I would advocate for him to start alongside Bruno Fernandes and Casemiro.”
Collymore’s endorsement suggests that Mejbri has the potential to offer a dynamic presence in Manchester United’s midfield, potentially outshining other contenders, including Mason Mount.