Rangnick reportedly ‘punishing’ Hannibal with return to the Under-23s

According to reports, Manchester United’s interim manager, Ralph Rangnick, was disappointed with the appearance of young Hannibal Mejbri against Liverpool, and thus brought him back to the Under-23 team.

The 19-year-old is now one of the hottest talents in Premier League Youth Football was expected to play a significant amount of minutes in the remaining matches of the season, starting with six minutes as a late substitute in the 4-0 loss to Liverpool.

Hannibal was praised for his aggressive and energetic behaviour, which earned him a yellow card just four minutes after entering the match. However, despite the fact that fans were happy to see the baby striving to make an impression, ESPN reported that Rangnick was completely unsatisfied.

Rangnick is said to have spoken to Hannibal about his “reckless and unexpected” performance and that he did not feel he was ready for a permanent place in the first team, so he “punished” him by sending him back to the Under-23 programme. .

The teenager was omitted from the squad that went to Arsenal, an unused substitute in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea, and was left out of the squad for the 3-0 win over Brentford, which included Alejandro Garnacho and Alvaro Fernandez. .