Hannibal Mejbri - Manchester United Player

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I mean the under 18s game. The first team plays on Monday
Don't think he got clearance, at least when Manutd.com mentioned all the deals, they mentioned few players are waiting for clearance and Mejbri was one among them.

Maybe @jb8521 @khoazany knows latest on this.
 

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Noticed this interview with him hasn't been posted too.





 

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Don't think he got clearance, at least when Manutd.com mentioned all the deals, they mentioned few players are waiting for clearance and Mejbri was one among them.

Maybe @jb8521 @khoazany knows latest on this.
Mejbri & Hardley are waiting for clearance. All the other signings have got theirs
 

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He's already 5'9-5'10 at 16.
Are people watching the videos of him from 4 years ago & thinking he's still that size or mixing him up with Xavi Simons because of the hair or where has this idea that he's small come from?
 

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Are people watching the videos of him from 4 years ago & thinking he's still that size or mixing him up with Xavi Simons because of the hair or where has this idea that he's small come from?
I think they're mate. I watched some of Monaco's games at u17 level via their YouTube channel which took place within the last 6 months and Hannibal looked surprisingly quite tall for a 16 year old. If I was to guesstimate I'd say around 5'10 which is above average height and he's still 16.
 

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Angel Gomes seems to have some people completely and utterly obsessed with height in youth players, worst part is we don't actually have any evidence that it's even going to hold Gomes back. Who fecking cares how tall Mejbri is, one of the best players ever is 5'7 and currently playing and still smashing records.
 

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Angel Gomes seems to have some people completely and utterly obsessed with height in youth players, worst part is we don't actually have any evidence that it's even going to hold Gomes back. Who fecking cares how tall Mejbri is, one of the best players ever is 5'7 and currently playing and still smashing records.
We've actually got evidence that it may infact be a advantage instead.
 

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I think they're mate. I watched some of Monaco's games at u17 level via their YouTube channel which took place within the last 6 months and Hannibal looked surprisingly quite tall for a 16 year old. If I was to guesstimate I'd say around 5'10 which is above average height and he's still 16.
Yeah I thought the same when I watched him, he looked a bit lanky if anything
 

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What's he referring to in that interview about his family conflicts?
 

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We've actually got evidence that it may infact be a advantage instead.
Have we?

If he was 5'10 he'd have 25 first team appearances by now. Either way he'll make it and his height will soon stop being the focus.
 

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Have we?

If he was 5'10 he'd have 25 first team appearances by now. Either way he'll make it and his height will soon stop being the focus.
That’s just pure speculation.
 

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That’s just pure speculation.
Coaches and even Rashford this week have suggested his size has meant his breakthrough is taking longer than it might otherwise have.

Pure speculation is suggesting his size is actually some sort of an advantage. How could that possibly be true?
 

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Coaches and even Rashford this week have suggested his size has meant his breakthrough is taking longer than it might otherwise have.

Pure speculation is suggesting his size is actually some sort of an advantage. How could that possibly be true?
Clearly you have not watched Antman! :rolleyes:
 

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Modric, Xavi, Iniesta, Sneijder, Banega, Scholes, Moutinho and the greatest of them all Lionel Messi were all techno midgets. Their low centre of gravity has been a advantage to them rather than a hinderance.
You forgot Maradona; 5' 5" hardly a giant
 

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Modric, Xavi, Iniesta, Sneijder, Banega, Scholes, Moutinho and the greatest of them all Lionel Messi were all techno midgets. Their low centre of gravity has been a advantage to them rather than a hinderance.
“Techno midgets” thats a new one on me :houllier:

Sounds like how you’d describe small people who like going to Ibiza.
 

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Modric, Xavi, Iniesta, Sneijder, Banega, Scholes, Moutinho and the greatest of them all Lionel Messi were all techno midgets. Their low centre of gravity has been a advantage to them rather than a hinderance.
And all taller than Gomes. It's pretty obvious he'd find things at least a small bit easier if he was 5'8 than 5'4. In the overall scheme of things it's not a huge deal because he's a terrific player who plays in a position where height is not hugely important. I think he'll adapt easily to first team football.

But let's just stop trying to convince people it's an advantage to be smaller than just about every single player in the league though. Jesus, the lad said himself he wishes he was a few inches taller. Rashford said this week he'd probably have broke through quicker if he wasn't so tiny. Being 5'4 is not an advantage in football.

If you don't mind I'd like to leave it at that for this discussion. It's already been done to death and the last thing anyone needs is to make the Hannibal thread about it as well. If you have to respond do it in the Angel thread. Thanks
 

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Coaches and even Rashford this week have suggested his size has meant his breakthrough is taking longer than it might otherwise have.

Pure speculation is suggesting his size is actually some sort of an advantage. How could that possibly be true?
What did rashford say?
 

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Great that we are signing some of Europes supposed best young talents but lets calm down, he is 16 and a long way away from first team football if he ever makes it at all, these are calculated gambles. If one of 20 of these players goes on to be a star its money well spent
 

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Modric, Xavi, Iniesta, Sneijder, Banega, Scholes, Moutinho and the greatest of them all Lionel Messi were all techno midgets. Their low centre of gravity has been a advantage to them rather than a hinderance.
Techno midgets :lol: