Senegalese star forward Sadio Mane has admitted he was thinking more about a move to Manchester United before eventually joining Liverpool in 2016.
Mane has revealed he never expected to join Liverpool before manager Jurgen Klopp came calling four years ago.
Klopp had already turned down the chance to sign Mane when he was Borussia Dortmund boss.
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And Mane said he and his agent were anticipating a move to United rather than the current Premier League leaders Liverpool.
Asked if he had been expecting the interest from Liverpool, 27-year-old Mane told the Times: “Not really.
“We were thinking most about Manchester United.
“That was a tough time for me as I was on the bench so I was not thinking about anyone calling me, but I was pleased he [Klopp] did and was not thinking I was a rapper.”
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Source: Complete Sports