Coach Erik ten Hag did not use Hannibal Mejbri for a single minute in the defeat against Crystal Palace.
Man United received their 4th defeat in 7 rounds, their worst start ever in the Premier League.
Man Utd launched a total of 19 shots, but only 4 of them Һit the target, and had a ball control rate of up to 77%.
Coach Erik ten Hag made some changes to the starting lineup compared to the win over Crystal Palace in the third round of the League Cup.
However, the most surprising was the case of Hannibal Mejbri. The young Tunisian player did not play a single minute in the Crystal Palace rematch.
Coach Erik ten Hag explained: “Playing three matches in a row is not easy, especially when one of your skills is based on energy. That’s what he brought a lot in the competition.” The last two matches, a lot of energy, in аttаck and defense.”
However, Ten Hag’s explanation is really unconvincing. When he is in great form, that player should be given priority to play.
Instead, when Bruno Fernandes returned to the starting lineup, along with Mason Mount recovering from ιnjury, Hannibal’s position was on the bench.
When Man Utd was deadlocked, Hannibal was not given a chance. Before that, Man Utd temporarily pushed back the difficulties with the bright spot Hannibal, a new breeze that helped the Red Devils’ midfield become more diverse.
He had two consecutive starting matches against Burnley in the Premier League and Crystal Palace in the Carabao Cup. The special thing is that in both of these matches, Man Utd won.