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Manchester United have loaned out this Academy player for this season

By Harry Smith

Manchester United have loaned out this Academy player for this season

Hannibal Mejbri will be loaned out for the rest of the season so he could continue developing

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Birmingham City have announced the signing of Hannibal Mejbri on a loan deal from Manchester United for the remaining of the 2022/23 season. The young player looked like he didn’t feature in Erik ten Hag’s plans this year since he hadn’t played any game at the start of the campaign, despite training and playing with the senior team in pre-season.

The Dutch manager thought it would be for the best if he was loaned out for one year, so the midfielder could have the opportunity to gain first-team experience at a Championship-level side. Since Hannibal was signed with United back in 2019 from AS Monaco, this will be his first time playing for another club, so this could be great for him.

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After being announced as their newest signing for the season, Mejbri talked to his new club’s media about his first feelings since joining Birmingham, where he said he couldn’t wait to start this new chapter in his career: “I have heard a lot of good things from my friends who have played here before, so I am ready to come and play for this club”, he told Blues TV.

He might have been talking about his friend Tahith Chong, from the Manchester United Academy, who spent this last year on loan in Birmingham City, where he played 22 games, scored 2 goals, and handed out 4 assists. His impact was so good, that the Championship team are trying to sign him from United on a permanent deal.

He wants more time on the field

One of the main reasons Hannibal Mejbri decided to leave this summer is because of the FIFA World Cup that is coming in November. Despite being only 19 years old and lacking first-team experience, he has been called up to the Tunisian senior national team several times. But he didn’t want to risk not being part of the squad for the World Cup, so he left on loan so he could play more.


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