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Manchester United pair Amad Diallo and Hannibal impress on loan

Manchester United stars Amad Diallo and Hannibal Mejbri are currently on loan at Sunderland and Birmingham City respectively. 

The duo were in action at the weekend and impressed with their performances for their respective clubs. 

Amad joined the Black Cats on transfer deadline day on a season-long loan. However, he initially failed to make an impact, with no goals or assists in seven Championship appearances. 

He was dropped to their Under-21 side last week and played against Leeds United’s youngsters. 

The Ivory Coast international returned to his best form on Saturday as he left the bench to help his side claim a superb 2-1 victory against Wigan Athletic. 

Manager Tony Mowbray introduced Amad at the break when Wigan were leading 1-0 courtesy of a Charlie Wyke strike. 

Sunderland restored parity through Elliot Embleton before Dennis Cirkin scored the winner with just under 20 minutes remaining. 

Amad was excellent in the home encounter, as he won two ground duels and made two interceptions and a tackle. He had 27 touches and completed 84 percent of his passes.  

Mowbray later singled him out for praise, stating (as per “I think that’s the best we’ve seen of him. Listen, he’s got flashes – he’s a wonderful, wonderful footballer.

“On the training ground, he’s so sharp, quick and clever with the ball – he just has to add the end product, for me.

“Every day I’m in his ear, so he knows, but the work ethic was good today, and the physicality he brought to the job was good and I was pleased for him.”

Meanwhile, Hannibal also enjoyed an impressive game with Birmingham City at the weekend. 

The Championship outfit registered their second successive victory in the away encounter, beating Hull City 2-0. 

Troy Deeney and Juninho Bacuna got their names on the scoresheet, but the Tunisia international also earned praise for his impressive display. 

Hannibal had 51 touches in the game, made one key pass and boasted 87.5 percent pass accuracy. He also made six tackles, an interception and two clearances (as per WhoScored). 

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