Man Utd youngster Hannibal Mejbri blasted by Rangnick and dropped from squad for performance that Gary Neville loved

MANCHESTER UNITED youngster Hannibal Mejbri was "reprimended" by interim boss Ralf Rangnick following his chaotic six-minute appearance against Liverpool.

Hannibal managed to pick up a booking in his short time on the field after a number of reckless challenges.

And while Manchester United legend Gary Neville admitted he was "proud" of the performance, one man who wasn't was Rangnick.

The 19-year-old was demoted back to the U23s following the game on Rangnick's orders.

That's according to ESPN, who claim the interim gaffer had words with Mejbri following the 4-0 defeat to Liverpool.

Being dropped back down to the youth side reportedly came as a punishment for his on-field antics.

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Hannibal was not in the matchday squads for the recent clashes against Brentford and Arsenal, while he was an unused sub in the draw with Chelsea last week.

Instead he has started the last two games for the U23s.

Neville though praised Hannibal for "showing something" in his cameo appearance at Anfield, unlike the rest of his team-mates.

The pundit said on Sky: "It takes a young kid to come on to show them how to sprint and put a challenge in. I’m actually proud of him."

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He added: "The kid showed something that he didn’t like the idea of Liverpool taking the mickey out of his team-mates. At least he showed something. 

"It wasn’t great him kicking players but that’s something Man United fans can take at least."

Neville later admitted his words were "unprofessional" after he applauded Hannibal for getting stuck in.

Neville said: "I aired on to the slightly unprofessional side of commentary tonight."

Before adding: "At least he [Mejbri] demonstrated something. I am not saying it is brilliant because he could have hurt the Liverpool players, but as a Manchester United fan you can respond to that."

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