Man United fans loved Hannibal Mejbri’s cameo against Liverpool, Gary Neville says he’s ‘proud’

Man United fans loved Hannibal Mejbri’s cameo against Liverpool, Gary Neville says he’s ‘proud’

Mejbri slammed into Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita after being introduced in the 84th minute of Tuesday’s Premier League clash at Anfield.

He replaced Anthony Elanga and made an instant impression, showing energy and passion in the middle of the park.

The 19-year-old received a warning for his challenge on Henderson and risked a second booking when he clicked on Keita moments later.

Gary Neville loved what he saw from the Tunisian and was ‘proud’ of his effort, with Man United fans hailing his brief display.

“To be fair, at least the kid is showing a little something,” Neville said in a comment. “Honestly, it takes a young kid to come in and show others how to sprint for the ball and take on a challenge.

“I’m really proud of him. Maybe he doesn’t like the idea of ​​Liverpool players passing around him. I wish others were the same.”

Mejbri was making just his second appearance for Man United having made his league debut for the club against Wolves on the final day of last season.

Neville was able to draw a silver lining from an otherwise crushing defeat for his former club as Liverpool ran out 4-0 winners.

Luis Diaz opened the scoring, with Mohamed Salah doubling Liverpool’s advantage.

Sadio Mane and Salah won their side’s third and fourth in the second half to go top of the league.

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