Manchester United fans loved Hannibal Mejbri’s cameo against Liverpool, Gary Neville says he’s “proud”

Mejbri crashed into Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita after being introduced in the 84th minute of Tuesday’s Premier League clash at Anfield.

He replaced Anthony Elanga and immediately made a splash, showing energy and passion in the middle of the park.

The 19-year-old received a caution for his challenge on Henderson and faced a second caution when he hit Keita moments later.

Gary Neville loved what he saw from the Tunisian international and was “proud” of his effort, with Man United fans greeting his brief performance.

“To be fair, at least the guy is showing something,” Neville said in the comment. “Honestly, it takes a kid to come forward and show the rest of them how to sprint to the ball and throw a challenge.

“I’m actually proud of him. Maybe he doesn’t like the idea of โ€‹โ€‹Liverpool players hanging around him. I wish the rest were the same.”

Mejbri was only making his second appearance with Man United after making his league debut for the club against Wolves on the final matchday of last season.

Neville was able to draw a positive from an otherwise crushing defeat for his old club, with Liverpool winning 4-0.

Luis Diaz opened the scoring, with Mohamed Salah doubling Liverpool’s lead.

Sadio Mane and Salah scored their team’s third and fourth places in the second half to move to the top of the standings.

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