During Tunisia’s friendly match against Egypt, Manchester United’s young talent, Hannibal Mejbri, appeared to mock Mohamed Salah.
In Tuesday’s game, which marked the conclusion of their international break fixtures, Tunisia secured a 3-1 victory with goals from Aissa Laidouni, Hamza Rafia, and an own goal by Hamdi Fathi. Omar Kamal scored for Egypt.
Hannibal Mejbri, a Manchester United youngster, was introduced into the match with just over 10 minutes remaining.
During the celebration of Rafia’s goal in the 95th minute, Hannibal and his teammates appeared to mock Salah by recreating his famous celebration.
According to theDaily Express, the camera caught Salah’s reaction. The Liverpool talisman was reportedly spotted smirking as he watched on.
This was not the first time Hannibal has ruffled the feathers of Liverpool stars after his cameo at Anfield back in 2022.
Liverpool were rampant on the night as they thrashed a sorry United side 4-0.
🚨😂 Hannibal Mejbri and his teammates copy Mohamed Salah’s celebration after securing the win against Egypt with a third goal.
— UtdPlug (@UtdPlug) September 12, 2023
However, Hannibal drew praise from former United defender Gary Neville after he smashed into the likes of Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita during his cameo.
Neville said at the time: “To be fair, at least the kid’s showing a bit of something. Honestly, it takes a young kid to come on and show the rest of them how to sprint to the ball and put a challenge in.
“I’m actually proud of him. Maybe he doesn’t like the idea of Liverpool players passing round him. I wish the rest of them were the same.”
Hannibal Mejbri will be eager to earn more opportunities to impress Erik ten Hag this season as Manchester United aims to contend for all four trophies. In the previous season, he was loaned out to Championship club Birmingham City, where he featured in 41 matches.
The Red Devils are set to return to Premier League action this weekend, hosting Brighton and Hove Albion at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.