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Sadio Mane admits to holding transfer talks with Manchester United

Sadio Mane was really, really close to joining Manchester United (Picture: Getty)
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By Sunday Herald Team , in Sports , at June 1, 2019

Sadio Mane joined Liverpool in 2016
Sadio Mane was really, really close to joining Manchester United (Picture: Getty)

Liverpool star Sadio Mane claims he turned down a move to rivals Manchester United in order to move to Anfield.

The Senegal forward joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2016 for a fee of around £34million and has been a glittering success on Merseyside.

Louis van Gaal had been keen on signing Mane in 2015 and the former Red Bull Sazlburg winger wanted to move to Old Trafford.

However, Southampton refused to listen to offers and told Mane to stay at the club for a further season.

Mane has been a huge success for Liverpool
Mane has been a huge success for Liverpool (Picture: Getty)

The Saints allowed Mane to move the following summer and he claims he held talks with United before being persuaded by Jurgen Klopp to join Liverpool instead.

Yes, I was really, really close because I even met up with them. So I was coming, I was there and I spoke with the boss who was there before (Van Gaal), Mane told the Mirror.

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They made an offer, but in the same week, Klopp called me. He said: “I think its the right club. The right coach for me, and I think its better that I go to Liverpool. For me I think it was the right time as well. I said, “I am going to Liverpool.”

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