Watch: Hannibal Mejbri scores brilliant goal & gets sent off for Man Utd U23s
Hannibal Mejbri had a mixed evening during Manchester United Under-23s defeat against Derby County, scoring a stunning goal before later getting sent off.
Mejbri, who was signed from Monaco in 2019 for a reported fee of £9.3million, has been impressing for Neil Wood’s side in Premier League 2 this season.
Having showcased his skills in their 6-2 win over Derby last week, the 18-year-old started against the same opponents on Monday night.
He opened the scoring inside the opening 30 minutes, picking up the ball on the edge of the area before firing a brilliant strike into the top corner.
Derby equalised through Cameron Cresswell in the 51st minute and Mejbri felt that the goal should’ve been disallowed as he had suffered a head injury in the build-up.
After being fouled moments later, the midfielder couldn’t hide his frustrations and received a second yellow card for waving an imaginary card at the referee.
Derby quickly capitalised on the man advantage and Louie Watson made it 2-1 before Cresswell got his second goal of the game.
Hannibal 1-0 🎯 pic.twitter.com/CUP2pHoDz0
— utdreport Academy (@utdreportAcad) May 10, 2021
Hannibal Mejbri domagał się kartki dla rywala. Sam dostał drugą i musi zejść z boiska… pic.twitter.com/gDg7LjWmvv
— Łukasz Kupiec (@Rio5fan) May 10, 2021