Irate Denmark boss Hjulmand pictured pointing finger towards Hannibal Mejbri after goalless World Cup draw

Irate Denmark boss Kasper Hjulmand was pictured pointing his finger towards Hannibal Mejbri after his side’s goalless World Cup draw with Tunisia.

With ten minutes to go in this afternoon’s Group C clash, the 19-year-old Manchester United loanee came off the bench to make his World Cup debut.

Having likely bottled up a mixture of nerves and excitement, the teenager, as usual, came flying out the blocks and looked to get in the Dane’s faces.

Luckily for Hannibal, who is spending the 2022-23 campaign on loan at Championship side Birmingham City, the linesman’s flag was already up when he went flying into a tackle with Denmark left wing-back Joakim Maehle.

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Had the flag not been up for offside there was every chance that United’s talented number 46 could have given away a penalty due to his reckless challenge.

The former Monaco wonderkid was at his all-action best, but it did seem that the magnitude of the occasion got the better of him and he struggled to contain his emotions and temperament.

In classic Hannibal fashion, there were a couple of incidents where he pushed a Danish player – the teenager just cannot resist playing on the edge, and it seems that he needs to have that bit between his teeth to elevate his level.

Irate Denmark boss Hjulmand pictured pointing finger towards Hannibal Mejbri after goalless World Cup draw

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As well as being pictured chatting with Manchester United teammate Christian Eriksen at the final whistle, the France-born midfielder, who has 20 Tunisia caps to his name, looked to be on the receiving end of some comments from Denmark manager Hjulmand.

Clearly frustrated that his side were unable to break down a stubborn Tunisia side, Hjulmand could well have been irked by Hannibal’s lively cameo.

Or he was possibly venting his frustration to the officials after Denmark were not awarded a penalty in injury time despite referee Cesar Ramos being advised by VAR to take a look at his decision to not award a spot kick for handball, but the Mexican stuck with his original decision.

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