HANN’S ACE AND SPACE
Whizkid Hannibal Mejbri achieved the near impossible in United training – distracting attention from Cristiano Ronaldo’s return.
French-born Tunisia midfielder Mejbri, 18, signed a new long deal in March and has been compared to legendary Old Trafford leaders.
And nifty footage of the £9.3million ex-Monaco star matching more experienced stars, albeit during the international break
Mejbri is first seen evading Fred and then feeding Donny van de Beek.
Former United coach and midfield workhorse Nicky Butt has previously gone pubic about Mejbri’s potential.
He told the Manchester Evening News: “Leaders are always looked at like a Roy Keane, a Steve Bruce, a Bryan Robson, those kind of verbal, real aggression, real leaders.
“And then you’ve got leaders like Paul Scholes or David Beckham or Ryan Giggs, who’s quiet but really leads by example of how they play and how they work hard.
“We’ve got the old-fashioned leaders, if you like, who are going to talk to the players and drive the team,” he said.
“Hannibal (Mejbri)’s a leader. The way he plays his football is 100mph, he’s non-stop running up and down.”