Sadio Mane Reveals He Rejected Manchester United – New Liverpool signing Sadio Mane has revealed Manchester United also wanted him but he turned them down.
Mane, who joined the Reds in a 30 million-pound deal from Southampton this summer, revealed Liverpool’s club history and manager Jurgen Klopp were the reasons he signed with them.
Mane told the Liverpool Echo: “Yes, it was true. There was interest from a lot of clubs, not just Manchester United, but as soon as I knew Liverpool were interested I just felt it was the right club with the right coach. It was right for me to come here.
“Liverpool are a massive club with a big history that has won many trophies and as soon as I was told of the possibility to come here and I knew the manager wanted me I said yes.
“It was the right move. I recognise the size of the club and to progress to another level as a player this was the club and the moment for me. It was a step I needed to make.”