Hannibal Mejbri may well have been one of the few shining lights from a rather dismal display as Manchester United suffered a 3-1 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion.

The season, both on and off the pitch, has started a bit chaotically for United and the pressure may well begin to get too much for Erik ten Hag.

One positive from the game, as mentioned, was the Tunisian midfielder, who scored a belting consolation goal for the Red Devils which flew in past Jason Steele.

The midfielder brought some much-needed energy and determination to the midfield at Old Trafford although it wasn’t enough for United who have suffered their third defeat of the season.

Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images

Hannibal’s impact

With United three goals down, the game was over but the Tunisian midfielder was summoned and eight minutes later he smashed in the ball from 30 yards out and gave the hosts a bit of hope.

Hannibal was brought on for Casemiro, which seemed at the time to be a rather bizarre change, even tought the Brazilian was not playing well, but the Tunisian made his mark and took his chance, which cannot be said for Scott McTominay who looked like he was struggling throughout.

You wonder if Mejbri will receive more opportunities in the first team as he has certainly impressed in this small cameo at Old Trafford.

Should Hannibal be more involved

The Tunisian midfielder, according to The Mirror, was told that he would be staying at the club and would have to fight for first-team minutes.

Well, Mejbri, who spent last season on loan at Birmingham City, has certainly taken his chance in the first team so you do wonder if the midfielder will now receive a start in the midfield for the Red Devils.

McTominay, who was making his first start of the season, made just 15 passes over the course of 90 minutes, so the Tunisian midfielder may well be thinking he deserves a starting role in the midfield for the Red Devils.

He will be in the squad to face Bayern Munich in midweek, and could even get a start in the Carabao Cup later this month.

Related Topics