Man Utd coach praises African wonderkid

English Premier League

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has reserved some special praise for 18-year-old Hannibal Mejbri who is expected to feature for Tunisia at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The midfielder played a starring role for Tunisia at the Arab Cup, where he made his six appearances which included a start in the final against Algeria.

Rangnick reveals will be part of the first team set up when he returns from the the Africa Cup of Nations next month.

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"Hannibal was here training for the first time since I arrived having just come back from the Arab Cup," Rangnick told the club's official website.

"Unfortunately for us and for him, he will be missing out [with us] again in January because of the Africa Cup of Nations.

"I watched the final before his substitution and I’m fully aware that we have another good, highly-talented player coming from our youth ranks and hopefully after the Africa Cup of Nations he can regularly train and be part of our group."

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