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Man Utd U23 coach Wood: Hannibal will learn from red card

Manchester United U23 coach Neil Wood says Hannibal Mejbri must be smarter after he was sent off against Derby.

Hannibal scored his side's opener but was dismissed just after the Rams equalised.

“I think it [the second booking] comes from asking the ref for a yellow card for the lad who fouled him," Wood told manutd.com. “I know you can't do that in this country. I'm not sure maybe Hannibal doesn't quite know but he does now. I've had a good 25-minute chat with him.

“It's something he needs to learn from, especially in his career, he needs to learn to stay focused and not get distracted. It's a shame because it distracts away from his performances he's had for the majority of this season. He's put in some outstanding performances but he does take a lot of kicks and a lot of fouls. Teams do go for him and do target him.

“There have been games where he's kept his head down well, done well to stay on the pitch and kept a level head to rise above it. He's still learning, he's still in individual development and there are going to be little flare-ups but there have been less and less. So he's definitely improved on it and we've just got to keep hammering that message into him."

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