Man United midfielder Hannibal Mejbri his Old Trafford team-mates endorsed his loan move to Sevilla after experiencing the 'crazy' atmosphere during their crushing Europa League defeat last season
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Man United midfielder Hannibal Mejbri his Old Trafford team-mates endorsed his loan move to Sevilla after experiencing the 'crazy' atmosphere during their crushing Europa League defeat last season

Feb 9, 2024
  • Tunisia international Hannibal Mejbri completed a loan move to Sevilla this week
  • Man United suffered a humbling 3-0 loss at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan last term
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On-loan Manchester United midfielder Hannibal Mejbri has revealed the crucial role his Old Trafford team-mates played in his move to Sevilla

The 20-year-old completed a switch to the LaLiga outfit on Monday, with an option to make the deal permanent at a cost of £17.5million. 

The Tunisia international, who found starts hard to come by under Erik ten Hag, attracted interest from other clubs but ultimately chose the Spanish side because of the atmosphere at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium

United suffered a bruising 3-0 defeat to Sevilla in the second leg of the Europa League quarter-finals last season and that experience clearly stuck with a few of the roster, who talked up the raucous crowd. 

‘I wasn’t involved, but I watched the games and I could see the quality in the club.’ He said. ‘I could see the fans. When they played at Sevilla, it was crazy.

Hannibal Majbri completed a loan move that includes an option to buy from Man United

Hannibal Majbri completed a loan move that includes an option to buy from Man United

Erik ten Hag's side were dumped out of the Europa League by the LaLiga side after suffering a 3-0 defeat in Spain

Erik ten Hag’s side were dumped out of the Europa League by the LaLiga side after suffering a 3-0 defeat in Spain 

‘And just before I joined here, the players at United told me about the fans.

‘They told me the atmosphere was really crazy. It’s always nice to play for a team who have good and crazy fans because it helps you when you are in difficult moments.

‘I’ve heard a lot about them so yeah I can’t wait to see them, play for them and hopefully they can like me as much as I like them.’

Mejbri will link up with United striker Mateo Mejia who has agreed a four-and-a-half year deal at Sevilla.

United originally acquired Mejbri, who has been capped 27 times for the Tunisian national side, from Monaco in a £9.3m deal.

The 20-year-old could make his debut for his new club when they travel to Girona on Sunday

The 20-year-old could make his debut for his new club when they travel to Girona on Sunday

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He opted to miss the Africa Cup of Nations in order to secure his future for the rest of the campaign. 

The youngster could make his debut for his new club on his birthday as Sevilla travel to surprise LaLiga leaders Girona on Sunday.  



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