Manchester United starlet Hannibal Mejbri's nightmare loan spell at Sevilla hits a new low after midfielder is axed from matchday squad for Getafe clash
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Manchester United starlet Hannibal Mejbri's nightmare loan spell at Sevilla hits a new low after midfielder is axed from matchday squad for Getafe clash

Apr 15, 2024
  • Hannibal Mejbri was axed from Sevilla’s matchday squad at the weekend
  • The Manchester United loanee was forced to sit on the sidelines at Getafe
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Hannibal Mejbri’s loan at Sevilla has hit by a new low after the midfielder was axed from their squad at the weekend.

The Manchester United loanee was forced to sit on the sidelines at Saturday’s LaLIga clash against Getafe.

Sevilla did not miss him as they claimed a 1-0 win. 

The six-month loan, with an option of a permanent £17million transfer in the summer, has turned sour.

And he is likely to return to Old Trafford. 

Hannibal Mejbri was forced to sit on the sidelines during Sevilla's match at Getafe

Hannibal Mejbri was forced to sit on the sidelines during Sevilla’s match at Getafe

Hannibal featured in United's first team this season before being sent out on loan in January

Hannibal featured in United’s first team this season before being sent out on loan in January

Hannibal has played under 90 minutes in four appearances before failing to even make the bench this weekend.

Sevilla have reportedly had issues with the player’s attitude.

The Tunisian moved from Old Trafford to Spain in the January transfer window on a temporary deal for the remainder of the season, with an option to make the deal permanent for around £15m.

Hannibal made his long-awaited break into United’s first-team during the first half of the season and was relied upon by Erik ten Hag at a time when the club were facing a midfield injury crisis.

The 21-year-old moved to Seville boasting a reputation as one of Man United‘s most exciting academy prospects, but quickly fell out of favour with manager Quique Sanchez Flores.

Complaints of problems with Hannibal’s attitude and commitment were first raised by Sevilla shortly after he arrived at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium.

Flores called him out following his debut against LaLiga title chasers Girona, fuming:  ‘After being with him, talking to him and having seen his first minutes in Girona, we are going to give him the necessary space to understand where he is, that he is at Sevilla and what it means.

‘He has to know where he is and we want to see him. We have spoken with him and we believe that he has to have some time to learn, we wanted to give him space, time for him to see things from the outside and then he will return to the squad.

Hannibal has been criticised by Sevilla boss Quique Sanchez Flores since moving to the club

Hannibal has been criticised by Sevilla boss Quique Sanchez Flores since moving to the club

Sevilla had high expectations of the Man United academy talent after he joined on-loan

Sevilla had high expectations of the Man United academy talent after he joined on-loan

‘In the end they are kids who have come and suddenly land in a huge club like Sevilla in circumstances of maximum demand. 

‘And they need a bit of location. And that location may be seen better from the outside than from the inside. You should take a step to understand what we want.

‘Let’s see if the boy applies himself and I think that in the end he will understand perfectly what we want.’

United paid £9.3million to Monaco in 2019 for Mejrbi’s signature and he has so far made 13 senior appearances and scored one goal in the process.



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