Manchester United fans on Twitter believe that Sadio Mane made the correct choice in deciding to move to Anfield instead of Old Trafford after the Senegalese international admitted that he was close to joining the Red Devils.
A promising two-year spell at Southampton saw Mane garner interest from Liverpool’s bitter rivals and the speedy winger even had a meeting with Louis van Gaal before eventually being tempted by Jurgen Klopp, according to The Mirror‘s interview between the Senegal star and Reds legend Robbie Fowler.
Since arriving on Merseyside in the summer of 2016, the 27-year old has developed cult status for a string of stunning displays and he shared this season’s golden boot with Mohamed Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after all three players ended on 22 goals.
With Salah and Roberto Firmino sidelined for the Champions League semi-final second leg against Barcelona, Mane was tasked with carrying the brunt of Liverpool’s attacking prowess, and although he didn’t score, the Senegal captain played a prominent role as the Reds overcame a 3-0 first-leg deficit to reach the Madrid final.
Mane has the opportunity to win his first trophy since arriving in England on Saturday when Liverpool take on Tottenham in the Champions League final, but many Manchester United fans feel his fate would have been quite different had he opted for a move to Old Trafford.
Check out the best of the reaction below!
Would have flopped under these conditions anyway
— ? (@tobi_o02) May 31, 2019
Mane would been a right back by now
— Fahd Lawan (@LawanFahd) May 31, 2019
He would have flopped at Utd cos we would have played him as a LB ?
— ωilf (@Ucheguccigoo2) May 31, 2019
He wouldn’t have excelled under van gaal coz he only played width and back while our attackers were getting a cold ! Depay was bought for what reason ? He hardly saw a ball upfront …boring louis only entertaining the media
— mariovh1508 (@mariovh1508) May 31, 2019
I do not believe he would have had the same influence in United. He is good, as well as Salah, but what makes them so good is the style of play of Liverpool and their manager. Believe Martial would bang if he’s a Pool player at the moment. Sad truth.
— nigdi (@dessalos) May 31, 2019
Mane would be catching more shade than Pogba rn. Theres too many things wrong with this club other than rashford or lingard atm that have been ignored long enough in the name of ‘We are the biggest club’
— #Hashtag: (@Kevv44) May 31, 2019
Made the right decision going to Liverpool anyway, instead of joining our dead club.
— Calum (@UtdDrip) May 31, 2019