Man Utd wonderkid Hannibal Mejbri, 18, set for debut against Wolves with Shola Shoretire also to feature

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER could give Manchester United wonderkid Hannibal Mejbri his Premier League debut against Wolves.

The 18-year-old is in the squad for the trip to Molineux on Sunday and will be the 15th academy graduate to make their debut under the Norwegian boss if he gets on the pitch.

The 48-year-old manager confirmed Mejbri and fellow youngster Shola Shoretire will be included in the squad for United's Premier League finale.

Speaking to the club's official website, Solskjaer said: "They’ve had good seasons [in the academy].

"Both of them. Hannibal and Shola, both of them will be involved. Maybe we can get some minutes in them.

"We want to go into the [Europa League] final with lots of energy but also confidence, so we will freshen up a few faces on Sunday.

"We want to enjoy it and give a few minutes to some who might need it before the final."

Mejbri, who has been named the club's U23 player of the season, was signed from Monaco for £9.3million in 2019 and has since been compared United icons David Beckham and Roy Keane.


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The French teenager is yet to play under Solskjaer but has made three appearances in the Papa John’s Trophy this season for the U21s.

His debut in that competition came against Salford City, the League Two side co-owned by United legends Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Beckham.

Shoretire, meanwhile, has already made his Premier League debut, coming on as a late substitute in United's 3-1 home win against Newcastle in February.

The 17-year-old has made two appearances under Solskjaer this season and is the recipient of the club's young player of the year award.

Manager Solskjaer is set to rest several players for the game against Wolves as the Red Devils are already guaranteed to finish second in the table.

United face Villarreal in the Europa League final on Wednesday, May 26 in Gdansk – just three days after their final Premier League game.

Captain Harry Maguire is unlikely to feature in Poland due to the ankle injury he suffered against Aston Villa earlier this month.


The United boss will have given FIFTEEN academy graduates their debut if Mejbri makes it on to the pitch against Wolves.

The current debutants are:

Tahith Chong, vs Reading (FA Cup, 2019)

James Garner, vs Crystal Palace (Premier League, 2019)

Mason Greenwood, vs Paris Saint-Germain (Champions League, 2019)

Brandon Williams, vs Rochdale (League Cup, 2019)

Di’Shon Bernard, vs Astana (Europa League, 2019)

Ethan Laird, vs Astana (Europa League, 2019)

Dylan Levitt, vs Astana (Europa League, 2019)

D’Mani Mellor, vs Astana (Europa League, 2019)

Largie Ramazani, vs Astana (Europa League, 2019)

Ethan Galbraith, vs Astana (Europa League, 2019)

Teden Mengi, vs LASK (Europa League, 2020)

Dean Henderson, vs Luton (League Cup, 2020)

Shola Shoretire, vs Newcastle (Premier League, 2021)

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