By Joe Ellis

21st Oct, 2022 | 5:12pm

Manchester United loanee Hannibal Mejbri echoes Class of 92 player - talkSPORT pundit

Manchester United loanee Hannibal Mejbri has been compared to one of the club’s famous ‘Class of 92’ by a talkSPORT pundit.

The Tunisian international is currently playing for Birmingham City in the Championship where he has quickly established himself into John Eustace’s side.

Mejbri, 19, is yet to score for the Blues but talkSPORT pundit Tom Ross has still been highly impressed by the teenager who reminds him of former Birmingham and United man Robbie Savage.

“When I watch Hannibal play I am reminded of Robbie Savage at his best – all action, all over the park breaking things up and getting the stadium bouncing and cheering with his closing down and tackling,” he said via his personal Twitter account.

The Blues next take on high-flying Blackburn on Saturday (22 October) while Erik Ten Hag’s Red Devils take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Combat

Despite a very good performance against Tottenham Hotspur, United could really do with somebody who is willing to fling themselves into any tackle.

There were signs of that passion against Spurs as Fred and Casemiro played perhaps their best games for the club respectively but the latter is already over 30 years of age and he won’t be able to produce that kind of display every week.

Ten Hag needs somebody like Mejbri to come off the bench and just get everybody fired up for the final minutes of the game and he showed that he could do it on the big stage away at Liverpool last season when he very nearly got sent off.

His determination would also get Old Trafford bouncing which can be a very difficult thing for an away side to combat themselves.

For now, though, the Tunisian just needs to keep doing what he is doing at St Andrew’s and his chance in Manchester will eventually come.

In other Manchester United news, the desire of this United loanee has been questioned by his manager after a series of poor performances.