Hannibal Mejbri has signed a new long-term contract at Manchester United.
The 18-year-old joined United from AS Monaco towards the end of the summer transfer window in 2019. He has been playing above his age group and represented the U23s throughout the season, so he’s got plenty of time to make an impression on the manager.
However, the announcement from ManUtd.com doesn’t state how many years are in the new contract — other than it being long-term.
Hannibal has four goals and seven assists for Neil Wood’s side this season.
The French prospect is eligible for the FA Youth Cup which gives the younger side a boost ahead of the fourth-round tie against Liverpool or Sutton United (we won’t know the outcome of that match-up until Tuesday night).
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has always shown trust in his young players and there should be a strong belief within the academy that chances will come with hard work and steady development.
The news comes a month after Shola Shoretire signed his first professional contract, as per United’s official website.
There’s a number of promising players in the youth set up at the moment which is a big boost to the manager. They should all be looking up to the likes of Scott McTominay and Mason Greenwood.