“I know Hannibal”- John Eustace hints at loan move for impressive Manchester United starlet

Birmingham City manager John Eustace hints at loan move for Manchester United youngster Hannibal Mejbri

Birmingham City manager John Eustace has hinted at a loan move for Manchester United youngster Hannibal Mejbri this summer. The Blues’ head coach is an admirer of the Tunisian attacker.

Mejbri has impressed a lot of people in his time playing for the Red Devils’ youth side. His stints for the Old Trafford side have been lauded by spectators.

Eustace, who’s played in the Premier League with Coventry City, talked about 19-year-old Mejbri. Speaking to Birmingham Live (h/t Mirror), the Blues’ manager was asked about the Tunisian being linked with a loan move to St. Andrew’s.

Hannibal Mejbri has attracted interest from Birmingham City.
Hannibal Mejbri has attracted interest from Birmingham City. (Photo by James Gill – Danehouse/Getty Images)

“I am sure we are being linked with a lot of players. I know Hannibal is a very good player, Man Utd have got some fantastic young players in their squad.”

Mejbri made his debut in the 2020/21 season for United but hasn’t played many minutes for the side. The Tunisian came on in the final stages of the game against Liverpool in Anfield last season when the side were losing 4-0.

Mejbri also started the final game against Crystal Palace. The fans appreciated the 19-year-old’s cameos that were filled with aggression and energy.

Birmingham had taken a prospect from the Old Trafford side in the previous campaign as well. Tahith Chong spent the 2021/22 season on loan with the Championship side.

Hannibal Mejbri impressed fans with his stints in the Premier League.
Hannibal Mejbri impressed fans with his stints in the Premier League. (Pic Credit- Getty Images)

“We had a fantastic one come to the club last year and did very well. Listen if good players are linked to Birmingham City that’s good for us.”

The current United squad certainly has some decent prospects, especially in the attack. Anthony Elanga, Amad Diallo, Alejandro Garnacho and Facundo Pellistri have shown their talent.

Zidane Iqbal, Charlie Savage and Ethan Laird have stood out during the pre-season. Mejbri has also been impressive during the friendlies.

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Hopefully, under Erik Ten Hag, United’s youngsters will get more opportunities next season to integrate themselves into the squad. But if the 19-year-old Tunisian leaves, it remains to be seen how much game time is provided to him at Birmingham.