Birmingham City coach praises Manchester United

City of Birmingham blunder Jean Eustache explained his decision to keep Manchester United loaned Hannibal Mejbri out of the line-up.

A graduate of Manchester United’s academy, Hannibal Mejbri joined Birmingham City at the start of the season to gain more first-team experience.

Since then, he has been one of Birmingham’s top performers in recent months. Many experts praised his performance. But the midfielder was suddenly dropped on the reserve bench.

Although Hannibal played 30 minutes in the second half, Birmingham City lost the game to Blackburn Rovers 2–1. The loss broke Birmingham City’s three-match unbeaten run.

Manchester United loanee praised by manager

Birmingham City manager John Eustace praises Manchester United loanee Hannibal Mejbri

Following the loss to Blackburn Rovers, questions have been raised over Birmingham City manager John Eustace’s decision to bench Hannibal Mejbri, who has been one of the best players of the season so far.

The manager went on to say that Hannibal’s absence from the starting line-up was nothing but a rotation.

Speaking of the same, Eustace said, “The way he’s played in the last two games has been phenomenal. He’s broken total distance records [covered]all that kind of stuff.

It was important that we also used the team. [Juninho] Bacuna came in today and did well and Hanni came in that last half hour and was very good. I said it’s a team game, everyone will be used,” the Birmingham City manager added.

Hannibal Mejbri started his Championship career well. His high work rate and desire to prove himself were the main talking points of his game.

The midfielder made his senior team debut for Manchester United in the English Premier League, last season. After that, he was called up to the Tunisia national team. Hannibal, however, failed to stamp his authority at Old Trafford.

So when Erik ten Hag joined Manchester United, he decided to loan the midfielder out. And now, given the way he plays, we could see Hannibal back in a Red Devils shirt next season.

Meanwhile, another Manchester United loanee, Amad Diallo, scored his first Southampton goal. Amad featured in the starting XI against Burnley in Sunderland’s last game at the Stadium of Light.

The Ivorian seizes this opportunity and scores the first goal of the match in the 16th minute. Sunderland emerged with a 4-2 victory. After this goal, Amad will now surely have more chances in the starting XI.

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