Hannibal Mejbri’s Manchester United career was said to be decided this summer, with a outcome now decided.

Manchester United‘s talented 20-year-old was impressive last season during his loan last season at Birmingham City.

Hannibal made 41 appearances for the Second City side in the Championship, proving he is ready to be playing first team football.

The Tunisian would probably see anything below regular involvement at a senior level, as a backwards step this season.

He will therefore be keen to add to his three appearances for United to date in competitive games.

Manchester United v Athletic Bilbao - Pre-Season Friendly
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Hannibal going nowhere

With his performances this summer likely directly impacting his Old Trafford future, he seems to have impressed.

According to the MEN, United are not planning on letting Hannibal leave the club at least not on a permanent basis.

The report goes on to suggest a loan could materialise quickly in the final weeks of the window if it’s decided he won’t get enough first-team football.

A loan to the likes of Luton where he was linked to, could be a solid move for Hannibal’s development with regular first-team football.

But a permanent move now seems off the cards, despite Borussia Dortmund being credited with interest earlier this summer.

Has he earned his place?

Whenever he has played through this pre-season, Hannibal has been very impressive.

His level of performance has impressed many at the club, with Erik ten Hag clearly a fan.

Hannibal shined during his display against Athletic Bilbao last Sunday and offers a lot to the team.

When playing with the younger players, he looks like a senior player and clearly is too good to go back into the reserves team again.

With the system in place, Hannibal could find himself as the back-up to Mason Mount or Bruno Fernandes along with Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek.

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