Manchester United is gaining momentum this season.
The victory over Crystal Palace this weekend was the 13th victory in a row for the Red Devils at Old Trafford, and now the mood in the Theater of Dreams is full of optimism and hope.
The only trouble lately has been Christian Eriksen’s annoying ankle injury, which he received in the FA Cup match with Reading after a terrible two-legged lunge by former Liverpool loser Andy Carroll.
The Danish midfielder was spotted hobbling on crutches after the game, and soon enough the news that Eriksen was excluded from the competition until the end of April dominated the front pages.
This forced United to make an effort as they actively searched the transfer market for a short-term solution to what is now a gaping hole in their midfield.
One of the options, which was also sincerely considered by the 20-time champions of England, was to cancel the lease of the young Hannibal Maybri to Birmingham City after he saw how the outstanding playmaker showed a truly brilliant game in the center of City’s midfield this season. .
Ultimately, the Red Devils decided not to recall the young Tunisian from a very productive Midlands loan over the last few days before the deadline, opting instead to sign a temporary deal with Marcel Sabitzer from Bayern Munich.
However, Hannibal continues to impress the Blues.
The 20-year-old made an assist in the last minutes of compensated time after giving a corner, after coming off the bench at half-time during City’s turnaround victory over Swansea City with a score of 4:3.
Hannibal vs Swansea:
45 mins played
85% pass acc
1 key pass
1/2 long balls
1 shot off target
2/4 ground duels
1/2 aerial duels
7 poss lost
1 x fouled
1 x dribb past
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This transfer increased the number of Hannibal’s assists in the season to five, four of which came in the league.
As previously reported by Peoples Person, the former Monaco player also played an important role in securing an FA Cup fourth-round replay for City, from which they emerged victorious, playing a wonderful kickback to the edge of the court to replace Jordan James. a well-placed time compensator.
Birmingham City went through a tumultuous period of games before the match at the Liberty Stadium, a period that coincided with them losing five consecutive league games, but a much-needed away win over a well-trained Swansea team could still start their season.
Hannibal will undoubtedly remain one of the key players in John Eustace’s squad as they look to find some momentum in the second half of the season to avoid falling into League One in the month of May.