The teenager had previously represented the country of his birth at U16 and U17 level
The teenager, who Manchester United made his team debut when he came off the bench against Wolves in the Premier League’s final game of the season, has chosen to represent his parents’ homeland.
Mejbri was born in France and proved to them at U16 and U17 level, but he now expects his first full international call-up in the week.
Why did he make this decision?
It is understood that Mejbri feels Tunisian, rather than French, as he spends a lot of time in the country and both of his parents were born there. He has also rejected calls from France to be called up to their U18s and U19s over the past two seasons.
How many appearances has Mejbri made for France?
He made his U16 debut in 2018 and made 12 appearances for their youth team before being promoted to U17 in 2019. The forward made three appearances at U17 level and his last game was in Championship qualifying of the UEFA Euro U17 in 2019.
Since then he has not played any international football but is expected to receive his first full international call-up very soon.
What are his stats for Manchester United?
The 18-year-old has made 25 youth appearances this season for United, scoring five goals and assisting 10 more. He made his team debut on the final day of the Premier League season as he left the bench in the win over Wolves.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was impressed with Mejbri and promoted him to first-team training earlier this year. However, a shoulder injury delayed his progress as he recovered.
His performances this quarter have seen Mejbri, who signed in 2017 from Monaco, named U23 player of the season.
“It’s a very proud moment for me and my family. I will say thank you to the coaches, my teammates and everyone who helped me. Thank you very much, ”he told the club. official site.
“I think the Under 23 league was good, we did well with a young team and I think we all learned some things. The coach helped us a lot, with our technique [play] and how we should work. For me, personally, it was good. I learned a lot. I had to be stronger. I was more consistent in games and had more goals and assists than the previous season. It’s always good to take this step, so it was good.