Mane reveals why he turned down Man Utd move

first_imgSadio Mane has come a long way since joining Liverpool three years ago – but things could have been very different if he had signed for Manchester United.And while that may sound like a Liverpool fan’s horror story, it wasn’t far from coming true.Ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final with Tottenham, the 27-year-old admitted that he came close to signing for United after his final season with Southampton. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “I was really, really close because I even met up with them,” he told the Mirror.“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 in the same week, [Jurgen] Klopp called me.“He said: ‘I think it’s the right club. The right coach for you, and I think it’s better that you go to Liverpool’.“For me I think it was the right time as well. I said, ‘I am going to Liverpool.’”In a blistering 2015-16 season with Southampton, Mane caught the attention of the Premier League’s biggest clubs with some standout performances, including scoring a brace against Liverpool and a hat-trick against Manchester City.Some fans at the time joked that Klopp signed Mane just so Liverpool wouldn’t have to play against him – and Mane enjoyed the suggestion, saying the theory could have some truth to it.“At that time, leaving Southampton, I saw many clubs, but I thought Liverpool was the right club for me,” he said.“I played against Liverpool, I played against City, United, every team and I scored a lot against Liverpool when I was at Southampton, but still I thought this club is my club!“The boss (Klopp) was at Liverpool and yet I always scored against them. I think he thought: ‘He’s always killing us, so let’s buy him!’ Yeah, just to stop me scoring against Liverpool – so it was good for us both!”When Liverpool endured a sluggish start to the 2018-19 season, there were rumours that Mane and strike partner Mohamed Salah had suffered a breakdown in their relationship.It had been suggested that there was a growing conflict between the two players but Mane laughed off these suggestions, adding that any rivalry between them was totally friendly.“This kind of thing, it happens in football,” he said.“It doesn’t matter if I score or not as long as the team scores.“Some people want to say it’s a rivalry, but I think that’s what makes football so exciting – a rivalry. But it really doesn’t matter to me. Honest!” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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Pamela Anderson accuses ‘monster’ Adil Rami after split

first_imgPamela Anderson has accused Adil Rami of being a “monster” as she announced in an Instagram post that she and the Marseille defender have broken up.The France international had been dating the former Baywatch actress, supermodel and political and animal rights activist for over two years.But the 51-year-old has hit out at Rami publicly, claiming he is a narcissist and revealing that she is heartbroken after accusing him of cheating on her.  Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “It’s hard to accept,” she wrote on an Instagram post. “The last (more than) 2 years of my life have been a big lie. I was scammed, led to believe… we were in “big love”?“I’m devastated to find out in the last few days. That he was living a double life. “He used to joke about other players  who had girlfriends down the street in apartments close to their wives. He called those men monsters. But this is worse. He lied to all. “How is it possible to control two women’s hearts and minds like this – I’m sure there were others. “He is the monster. How could I have helped so many people @[National Domestic Violence Hotline] and not be wise enough or able to help myself.”Anderson then followed the caption up with a series of comments, expanding on what she claims happened between her and Rami and saying that he is insecure.”Narcissists don’t change. Sociopaths don’t change. I will run for my life – I have always fought for truth and justice. – this is my worst nightmare – I was not a very jealous person before I met him. I’m happy to know the truth. But it hurts like hell. “I’m glad I spoke to his ex. My God. He lied to her about [it] all too. She’s also in shock and is very sad. It’s the evidence I needed to move on. He can’t hurt us more. He warned me that all the tabloids in France are his and his sisters’ friends? They control all – So my last note is here on Instagram.”She added: “I don’t think I’ll recover easily from this. I am not a stupid girl. I felt many times his lies, his excuses. But we were together every day – unless I went away to work.”This was always hard because he did not trust me? He was very insecure? He wanted me next to him always – or video every location I was?, with who? I learned to accept this as normal. And even found myself asking him the same ridiculous questions?”But she has alleged that she is scared of the defender, who she says has gone to great lengths to try to get her back.”I will leave France now. He has tried all – He has sent flowers, letters – I did not accept,” one of her comments said.”He showed up to my hotel. Security took him away. I have a body guard because he scares me. He has hurt me and threatened me many times. Some knew all along. “[Photographer and director] David Lachapelle told me from the beginning that he was a liar. That he was not to be trusted. “He told him to his face and looked at me and said. Pamela this is a fling. Don’t get your heart involved. I didn’t listen. I was not allowed to see David more after this. He cut my ‘crazy’ friends one by one out of my life.”He should not be the face of protecting women from domestic violence. Or protecting women at all. He did this to improve image – only. He has no respect for any woman but his mother. And he lies to her too – they all lie.  It’s very painful. I’m so, so sad. I will feel my feelings and move on.”Rami has yet to respond to the claims made by Anderson.last_img read more

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