Sadio Mane reveals what Cristiano Ronaldo told him after leaving Liverpool


Sadio Mane has revealed that none other than Cristiano Ronaldo personally congratulated him after he left Liverpool for Bayern Munich last summer.

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After six highly successful years at Anfield, Mane made the surprise move to the Allianz Arena in a deal worth around £35million.

The forward had scored 120 goals and recorded 48 assists in 269 games for the Reds, winning the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup and Club World Cup.….CONTINUE READING

But while he is considered a modern Liverpool legend, it was always felt that the Senegal international was never as appreciated at the club as teammate Mohamed Salah.

That, combined with a desire to have a new challenge, perhaps motivated Mane to take the risk and leave the team where he had achieved so much.

While the 30-year-old’s departure has certainly had a detrimental effect on Liverpool, it was cited as a great one for the player and Mane has now revealed it even had the approval of the legendary Ronaldo.

‘I met Cristiano Ronaldo in Mallorca before this season after my move was completed,’ Mane told BILD.

‘He congratulated me and told me: “A great club. This is a great step for you”.’

Now of course, these comments may have been made because of Ronaldo’s affiliation with Liverpool’s arch-rivals Manchester United.

The Portugal star was still playing for the Red Devils at the time but has since left for Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr after a high-profile falling out with manager Erik ten Hag.

Mane’s Bayern career has started well enough, with 11 goals and four assists in 24 games so far, though he has struggled with injuries and the German giants haven’t been their usual dominant self this season.

He added: ‘The league here is very tight, balanced. Look at how close it is at the top. In addition, the mood in the stadiums. Why should anyone say no to the Bundesliga?

‘That would surprise me. You sometimes underestimate the Bundesliga here. This is also shown by the recent successes in the Champions League.’….CONTINUE READING

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