Hannibal Mejbri - Manchester United Player

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Cut his hair, seriously? That's about the absolute worst response to this. The club need to fecking step up here and make the refs and cnuty players accountable.

And his hair is too perfect.
 

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If he makes it his hair could be a potential goldmine for marketing etc, maybe refs should do their jobs? Why United aren't making more out of this baffles me.
 

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Can’t agree enough that he has shown unbelievable restraint. That’s why I weigh him cutting his hair as a minor triviality versus him sustaining a career-altering or -ending injury or him retaliating to a degree that brands him as something he might not be or derails his career. I truly went into the videos expecting to see this whole issue overblown, but I was shocked to see how he is being treated in the U-23s. The button doesn’t seem to be there with him, he seems to be duck-like in letting shit roll off his back, but for how much longer? I would hate for him to become a ‘how good could Hannibal have been if he wasn’t given a third knee by a tackle?’ or ‘remember that nutter Hannibal who absolutely decked those two opposing players?’ story.

Now that I think more about it, I don’t even know what I am saying here, I fecking hate the kid due to his copious hair alone. I hope he keeps getting the shit kicked out of him. Serves him right.
Yeah unfortunately it isn't overblown and has been happening consistently for quite a while. I'm surprised that he has managed to avoid serious injury due to this 'close attention' and it's definitely something that I fear for him. Especially so as he's such a talented player.

On second thoughts yeah, a good kicking will teach him that bald is the way to go! :angel:
 

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Yeah unfortunately it isn't overblown and has been happening consistently for quite a while. I'm surprised that he has managed to avoid serious injury due to this 'close attention' and it's definitely something that I fear for him. Especially so as he's such a talented player.

On second thoughts yeah, a good kicking will teach him that bald is the way to go! :angel:
In all honesty, I think I have watched more U-23 action in recent months than ever, just never flew that high on my importance radar in the past due to time constraints & apathy, so I have no real idea of how typical such shithousery is. Do quality young players like Hannibal typically receive such treatment overall? Is this level really that shithouse & poorly regulated by the officials?
 

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In football I don't really think he should have to cut his hair as any 'use' of it is a foul. But two things:
1. As someone that could never grow that kind of glory, doesn't it impact your peripheral vision? Always though the same with Fellaini
2. In the NFL it's a different thing, because hair coming out of the helmet CAN be used to bring down players. So those that choose to have a big handhold kind of do it to themselves. Which I've always found a very strange choice to make.
 

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Insane statistic. I’m assuming the hair stuff on the previous page is tongue-in-cheek.

Supreme dribblers like Hannibal constantly get clattered and clubs and players actually need to complain for anything to actually happen to protect them!
 

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Love how physically he doesn't look out of place. Weirdly he's the one of the youngsters who I think is more likely to have an instant impact due to his recent physical development, the "punishment" he's survived, and his eagerness to be involved with the play always
 

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He's a lot bigger than I was expecting, do we think he'll get a run ouut before the end of the season? He's looked great from what little I've seen.
I think he has a good chance of getting game time pretty soon. He would've debuted already if it wasn't for the injury he picked up against Arsenal in the 23s IMO . And he looks to be maturing physically too, which is good to see, particularly his quads, which means he hasn't been skipping leg days..
 

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He's a lot bigger than I was expecting, do we think he'll get a run ouut before the end of the season? He's looked great from what little I've seen.
Yes, but I will wait to judge until some of the others are not forced to play on their knees.
 

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I think he has a good chance of getting game time pretty soon. He would've debuted already if it wasn't for the injury he picked up against Arsenal in the 23s IMO . And he looks to be maturing physically too, which is good to see, particularly his quads, which means he hasn't been skipping leg days..
I saw that he's being fouled something like 3 times a game in the u23s, he must be really tough to play against. Yeah, he looks quite bulky, which is what I meant by big in my earlier comments.

Given that he's rated so highly, would he be the type of prospect that goes out on loan first or just integrated straight into the 1st team?
 

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It’s going to be an unpopular take but I think he’ll probably go into the first team and just not get enough football to learn enough, unless we have lots of injuries. He will need plenty of first team matches somewhere and he will have to be exceptional to regularly get past Pogba VDB etc. To be fair if the manager trusts him there could still be plenty of minutes coming at the end of games and rotating with Rashford on the left and in the cups. I don’t see Ole as being a particularly strong rotator but maybe that’s because he doesn’t currently have the options...
 

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I saw that he's being fouled something like 3 times a game in the u23s, he must be really tough to play against. Yeah, he looks quite bulky, which is what I meant by big in my earlier comments.

Given that he's rated so highly, would he be the type of prospect that goes out on loan first or just integrated straight into the 1st team?
It all depends on the coaching staff at first team level, in particular the manager, whose decision will be key.

Over the years watching football I've noticed that different managers will make different choices when it comes to promoting youth. Van Gaal for example was a coach who believed in youth hence promoting Rashford, straight into the first team by, by-passing the reserves, when I didn't believe he was ready for such a big jump. He also did the same at Ajax where he promoted Clarence Seedorf straight into the first 11 at age 16. Had the manager been LVGs successor (Mourinho) or his predecessor (Beenhakker) at United and Ajax at the time, I don't believe either manager would've promoted 18 year old Rashford or 16 year old Seedorf.

So it all depends on Solskjaer and how he sees things. Because some managers believe in youth talent more than others and are willing to take the risk with youth a lot earlier than others too.

So like I said it depends on Solskjaer and also the player to some extent.
 

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In all honesty, I think I have watched more U-23 action in recent months than ever, just never flew that high on my importance radar in the past due to time constraints & apathy, so I have no real idea of how typical such shithousery is. Do quality young players like Hannibal typically receive such treatment overall? Is this level really that shithouse & poorly regulated by the officials?
No it's not common - but at the same time I can't recall many players with his quality either. The problem with Hannibal is he wants to be on the ball as much as possible, he sticks out with both his hair and his quality - and maybe most importantly he is extremely skilled without being lightning quick. So if someone wants to take him out - they can.
 

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It all depends on the coaching staff at first team level, in particular the manager, whose decision will be key.

Over the years watching football I've noticed that different managers will make different choices when it comes to promoting youth. Van Gaal for example was a coach who believed in youth hence promoting Rashford, straight into the first team by, by-passing the reserves, when I didn't believe he was ready for such a big jump. He also did the same at Ajax where he promoted Clarence Seedorf straight into the first 11 at age 16. Had the manager been LVGs successor (Mourinho) or his predecessor (Beenhakker) at United and Ajax at the time, I don't believe either manager would've promoted 18 year old Rashford or 16 year old Seedorf.

So it all depends on Solskjaer and how he sees things. Because some managers believe in youth talent more than others and are willing to take the risk with youth a lot earlier than others too.

So like I said it depends on Solskjaer and also the player to some extent.
I think it all comes down to what happens in training...if he does better consistently against the other midfielders he will have a great chance of making a match day squad. It would be the same reason why Angel struggled and VDB and others struggle to get in as they are not standing out in training.
 

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I think it all comes down to what happens in training...if he does better consistently against the other midfielders he will have a great chance of making a match day squad. It would be the same reason why Angel struggled and VDB and others struggle to get in as they are not standing out in training.
Training is one metric, but then sometimes they just blossom when they get real football. You never know really. They could be great in training (as Ole likes to say about the whole team) and not have what it takes when it's the real thing. I don't think McTominay was pulling up any trees in training, but he got a chance and he took it. By having that confidence and that experience he improved faster, spurred him on.

With Mejbri being targeted every game he plays at u23s, it's time we stop risking him there and see what he can do in the first team. I expect that to happen next season. No loan, no injury-risky u23s football, just United senior team.
 

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Training is one metric, but then sometimes they just blossom when they get real football. You never know really. They could be great in training (as Ole likes to say about the whole team) and not have what it takes when it's the real thing. I don't think McTominay was pulling up any trees in training, but he got a chance and he took it. By having that confidence and that experience he improved faster, spurred him on.

With Mejbri being targeted every game he plays at u23s, it's time we stop risking him there and see what he can do in the first team. I expect that to happen next season. No loan, no injury-risky u23s football, just United senior team.
Why has he been targeted in U23s do you think?
He looks like a really good player but I have seen better players at that level that have not attracted that type of attention.
 

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Why has he been targeted in U23s do you think?
He looks like a really good player but I have seen better players at that level that have not attracted that type of attention.
He is a super talent and he looks cool. Someone on here suggested he cut his amazing hair! He was also quite expensive for his age.
 

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He is a super talent and he looks cool. Someone on here suggested he cut his amazing hair! He was also quite expensive for his age.
I like his hair. I was the one that said it. Why give a bunch of immature twats any more ammo against you? Cut it off if it gets worse, then regrow it in the senior side.

Your point about his fee is probably spot on.
 

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I like his hair. I was the one that said it. Why give a bunch of immature twats any more ammo against you? Cut it off if it gets worse, then regrow it in the senior side.

Your point about his fee is probably spot on.
I just think it's caving. The club should be apoplectic in its attempts to protect its players when something like this becomes a trend and may harm his development.

If I had hair like that I would never cut it :D
 

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Love how physically he doesn't look out of place. Weirdly he's the one of the youngsters who I think is more likely to have an instant impact due to his recent physical development, the "punishment" he's survived, and his eagerness to be involved with the play always
That is true although his brave style with the ball reminds me of Jack Wiltshire. Seems like you can only get away with that for so long
 

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Why has he been targeted in U23s do you think?
He looks like a really good player but I have seen better players at that level that have not attracted that type of attention.
I think it's the classic small-town behavior "who does he think he is." He shouldn't think he is something! I get a feeling that English tugs don't like that. He sticks out. He is different. A bit like Ronaldo was. People dislike him because of his style, his hair, and the fact that he "makes most of the tackles," laying down, screaming, and is in the center of everything all the time.
 

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Why has he been targeted in U23s do you think?
He looks like a really good player but I have seen better players at that level that have not attracted that type of attention.
He does like to carry the ball a lot which tends to elicit a neanderthal response.