RALF RANGNICK have promoted Hannibal Mejbri to Manchester United’s first team after the teenager shone a spotlight on high-profile stars during his coaching career.
Mejbri attacking midfielder19 years old on 21 January, featured in Tunisia’s match to the quarter-finals of the Cup of African Nations.
Rangnick told MUTV: “From now on, he will train regularly with us and be a regular member of the team.
“Honestly, I haven’t seen him as much as he does in the national team.
“I’ve seen him play in the tournament, not the Africa Cup of Nations but before that [the Arab Cup].
“I’ve seen him play in the final and, from what I’ve seen so far, I think he’s a promising talent.
“He deserves to be part of the group for the rest of the season and also part of the group for tomorrow’s (Friday) game.”
Mejbri’s cutting-edge skills in practice – including taking down more established aces – have been revealed by United insiders.
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A club source told The Athletic: “He actually plays ‘p***’ against players a few years older than him.
“He will try to attack then pull it and shoot in the other direction.”
Fred fell victim to Mejbri’s dribbling in viral clips last September.
Now, the Brazilian midfielder and Co will have to get used to it more often as whizkid has been permanently integrated into the squad.
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/football/premier-league/4608226/hannibal-mejbri-man-utd-first-team-squad-rangnick/ Man Utd coach Rangnick officially promoted Hannibal Mejbri to the first team after humiliating teammates in training session