World News – GB – Ian Wright claims Man Utd made a mistake in not signing the Liverpool star


Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes Manchester United’ made a big mistake ‘by not signing Sadio Mane before joining rivals Liverpool United were interested in bringing Mane to Old Trafford as ‘he was at Southampton and the player himself has already admitted he is set to join

Speaking to the Mirror in 2019, Mane said: « I was really, really close because I even met them

« So I was coming, I was there and I spoke with the boss who was there before [Louis van Gaal] They made an offer, but the same week Klopp called me

« He said: ‘I think this is the right club The right manager for me, and I think I better go to Liverpool » For me I think that was also the right moment I said, ‘I’m going to Liverpool’

« At that time on leaving Southampton I saw a lot of clubs, but I think Liverpool are the right club for me

« I play against Liverpool, I play against City, United, all the teams and I scored a lot against Liverpool when I was at Southampton, but I still thought this club was my club!

« The boss [Klopp] was at Liverpool and yet I always scored against them I think he thought, ‘He’s still killing us, so let’s buy him!’ Yeah, just to keep me from scoring against Liverpool – so it was good for both of us! « 

Now Wright has claimed United made a serious mistake by « not being able to sign this signing »

Speaking on his new Wrighty’s House podcast, Wright said: « Remember Man United were all over him you know

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« I think they spoke to him but he said no Manchester United was not for him

« Once again you get the impression that Man United made a big mistake in not signing this signing By not being able to make this signing

« As a football team they weren’t giving him the kind of philosophy they were going to do to attract a player like Mane

Mane has scored 85 goals for Liverpool in 178 appearances, forming a formidable attacking trio with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino

He helped the Reds win the Champions League, Premier League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup while at Anfield

The 28-year-old will be looking to add to his trophy this season and he’s gone for a prolific start in the league, nothing four goals in five games so far

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