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Photo: Manchester United wonderkid Hannibal celebrates with MOTM award

Manchester United youngster Hannibal was awarded the man of the match award in Tunisia’s latest Arab Cup game.

Hannibal started in the number 10 role as Tunisia took on United Arab Emirates.

Tunisia won the game 1-0 after scoring an early goal. Hannibal played 83 minutes and was given an ovation by fans when he was substituted off.

Hannibal posed with the man of the match award after the game as Tunisia celebrated reaching the knockout stages.

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AL KHOR, QATAR – DECEMBER 06: Hannibal Mejbri of Tunisia is awarded Man of the Match following the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 Group B match between Tunisia and United Arab Emirates at Al Thumana Stadium on December 06, 2021 in Al Khor, Qatar. (Photo by Tullio Puglia – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Hannibal has been impressive

Tunisia qualified top of the group with wins over UAE and Mauritania sandwiching a defeat to Syria.

Hannibal provided an assist in his country’s 5-1 win over Mauritania to kick off the tournament.

The tournament in Qatar is the first ever Arab Cup and it is providing Hannibal with a chance to play regular competitive football after a season in Manchester United’s under-23 team, which had been stunted by a two-month spell out injured.

When the tournament is over, Hannibal will look to return and try and force his way into Manchester United’s new look side under Ralf Rangnick.

 (Photo by Francois Nel - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Tunisia’s midfielder Hannibal Mejbri (L) tackles UAE’s forward Caio Canedo during the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 group B football match between Tunisia and United Arab Emirates at the Al-Thumama Stadium in the capital city of Doha on December 6, 2021. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP) (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

If Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata are moved on in January, then a squad spot could open up for the talented youngster.

A loan move will be under consideration too, and there won’t be any shortage of interest in Hannibal from clubs domestically and abroad. His performances at the Arab Cup will help attract potential suitors.

Hannibal’s Tunisia will find out their quarter-final opponents later this week, with the group stages yet to be completed.

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AL KHOR, QATAR – DECEMBER 06: Hannibal Mejbri of Tunisia runs with the ball under pressure from Ali Salmin of United Arab Emirates during the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 Group B match between Tunisia and United Arab Emirates at Al Thumana Stadium on December 06, 2021 in Al Khor, Qatar. (Photo by Francois Nel – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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