SADIO MANE could have been firing in the goals for Manchester United — if Louis van Gaal had managed to get his way.
The Senegalese, 26, has revealed how he held talks with the Iron Tulip over a move to Old Trafford while at Southampton, but reckons: “it was not the right club.”
PA:Press Association Sadio Mane was in action for Liverpool in their 1-0 win over Brighton
Getty Images – Getty Louis van Gaal tried to sign Sadio Mane when he was at Southampton
Mane has bagged three Premier League goals in the Reds’ opening three games this term and is expected to help fire them to a title challenge with Manchester City.
He told SuperSport: “I could not believe it, because even some club wanted me like Manchester.
“The wrong team wanted me by the way — of course United.
“I spoke with Van Gaal and they even made an offer, but for me it was not the right club and not the right moment.
“But with this it’s the right moment, the right coach and the right club.