Hannibal made his full Premier League debut on the night.
Ten Hag said: "He brought what I hoped he could do, and I've seen it in pre-season, he brings a lot of energy to the team. His pressing with Rasmus Hojlund was very good. It was excellent."
The Dutchman also praised fullback Sergio Reguilon afterwards: “Reguilon was ill, but he wanted to play and that tells you something about the character and the spirit they want to show.
"He wanted to support the team and he wanted to contribute."