The Spanish press has condemned Sevilla coach Quique Sanchez Flores’ decision to barely play Manchester United loanee Hannibal Maybry this season.

The campaign started on a positive note for the Tunisian as he managed to break into United’s first team and even scored his first goal as a Red Devil, scoring a superb goal in a 1-3 home defeat to Brighton in September.

In fact, Erik ten Haag was very impressed with the Tunisian national team, calling their performance “perfect” against Burnley at the end of September.

However, by Halloween the player’s role in the team had diminished and it was decided that he would go on loan to Sevilla in the January window.

Maybry talked about his excitement in the move and suggested that the style of football and the league would be a great fit.

However, what followed was a nightmare. Due to disagreements in training, the midfielder was briefly excluded from the team before the coach quickly reinstated him.

However, overall, the player had little or no opportunity to showcase his skills in Spain. He played only six games this calendar year, for a total of 101 minutes of football.

In fact, since March 3, he has played a total of 11 minutes of football in Sevilla, in what has been a devastating season for the 21-year-old’s development.

The local newspaper, Diario de Sevilla, highlighted the problem and condemned the coach’s role in the decision.

Sevilla have been far from impressive themselves, amassing 41 points from 37 games and languishing in 13th place in the table.

The paper claims Flores “systematically ignored” Maybry throughout the season and believe he, along with Tottenham Hotspur’s Aleja Veliza, were victims of a disagreement between the sports administration and the coach.

“Nor is logical the very limited prominence of Hannibal Mabry, whose arrival caused some enthusiasm among fans due to the technical and creative profile of the Tunisian midfielder, who also came from a European aristocrat such as Manchester United.

The paper states that both players “will return to England with the feeling that they have lost half a year in their sports career”.

The 21-year-old’s inner circle have already complained about the lack of chances he was given during the nightmare in Andalusia.

Hannibal’s future is far from secure at the club as it has been reported that United will look to sell him in the window as INEOS aim to carry out a major clearance this summer to raise funds and comply with PSR’s strict rules.

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