Outgoing Manchester United midfielder, Nemanja Matic, has recommended ‘fantastic’ youngster, Hannibal Mejbri to incoming manager, Erik ten Hag as he walks away from Old Trafford.
He said the youngster can thrive under Erik ten Hag next season as the 19-year-old became a regular at United first-team training since returning from the Africa Cup of Nations.
The young Tunisia international has made four of Ralf Rangnick’s last seven matchday squads.
Matic, who has announced he will depart Old Trafford at the end of the season, is a big admirer of Mejbri.
“I have to say that Hannibal is a fantastic player and a great character,” Matic told United’s official website.
“The talent he has, he needs to use that. I really want to see him in the future and how he will grow.
“I hope to see him get more minutes. I think that every time I see him in training, he surprises me with his quality. He’s still young, but I’m very excited.
“I really want to see how he’s growing and improving.”
Matic also sent a parting message to Red Devils’ fans as he prepares to make his last appearance for the club.
“I just want to say thank you for the fantastic support,’ Matic said.
“I know that we have had a couple of difficult seasons but I just want the fans to know that, at the training ground, we’re doing our best, and United will come back, for sure.
“It’s going to take some time but United will be back. Keep supporting the team. Stay together.
“I will miss players but not only players, also the staff around the players: the kit man, the physios, the doctors. Everyone. I don’t want to forget someone.
“United has some fantastic people that are working for the club. They are behind the cameras but they are very important for the team. They really like the club and that’s good.
“I’m really happy that I had the opportunity to work with them and, for sure, they will be my friends forever.”
EPL: Matic recommends ‘fantastic’ player to Erik ten Hag as he walks away from Old Trafford