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Coventry boss criticises Manchester United loanee for role in controversial red card incident

Hannibal Mejbri of Manchester United in action for Tunisia.
Hannibal Mejbri of Manchester United in action for Tunisia. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images)

Manchester United loanee Hannibal Mejbri has been criticised for his role in a red card incident

Manchester United loanee Hannibal Mejbri has been criticised by the Coventry manager for his role in a red card incident in a Championship game that finished 0-0 at St. Andrew’s.

Mejbri is currently on loan at Championship side Birmingham City. The 19-year-old midfielder is gradually beginning to establish himself in their first team.

The midfielder came off the bench against Coventry and got involved in an altercation with Gustavo Hamer. This resulted in the opponent being shown the red card. However, the Coventry manager was far from pleased.

In an interview published in the Manchester Evening News, Coventry boss Mark Robins gave his opinion but accepted that his midfielder will have to learn from his mistake.

“I didn’t see it in real time. I have seen it subsequently and it looked to me like Mejbri has grabbed hold of his legs, grabbed hold of him and then rolled and he’s done whatever he has done and you can’t really see from what I have looked at. But the eagle-eyed officials have seen it and seen fit to send him off.”

Hamer was shown a red card for his kicking-out at the United loanee and will now face a four-game ban. Mejbri, meanwhile, has been improving every game since the beginning of the season there.

The 19-year-old is one of the brightest prospects in our academy. An attacking midfielder, the youngster has all that it takes to play for a club like the Red Devils.

He is yet to start a game for his side, but with the performances, he has been delivering it won’t be long before he gets his first start. The player is also yet to score or provide an assist this season.

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Birmingham will travel to face Sheffield United for their next game on October 1. The 19-year-old will hope to get his first start and cement himself in the squad for the rest of the season.

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