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Sadio Mane Doesn't Really Enjoy 'Defensive' Manchester United

Sadio Mane Doesn't Really Enjoy 'Defensive' Manchester United
By Arthur James O'Dea

Alongside Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane is definitely onto a good thing at Liverpool.

Playing under a coach that wholly endorses their threat as an attacking trio, the common-ground that has been found between three players from Brazil, Egypt and Senegal has been regularly outstanding this season.

Sitting two points shy of second-placed Manchester United in the Premier League, Liverpool also progressed with ease into the quarter-final of this year's Champions League.

Yet, before thoughts turn to what will potentially be Liverpool's biggest European night in a number of years, there is the little case of game against Jose Mourinho's side this weekend.

Although second is the highest either side can hope to finish this season, Mane, speaking to the Telegraphis in no doubt which of the two teams he would prefer to watch; let alone play in:

Don’t you prefer to watch attacking football, too? It is more enjoyable.

For sure. I prefer Liverpool. The way we play is good for all of our players.

Conceding that you "have to respect a different strategy," one of Liverpool's many former Southampton men has "played in a defensive formation" before, but knows what brand of play he prefers.

Believing that United are surely less likely to adopt such a strategy when Liverpool come to town, Mane nonetheless knows that this Liverpool side are well aware at this stage of how to break down any stubborn resistance the league has to offer.

How different things could have been however for the man who last year claimed Liverpool's own Player of the Year Award. Recalling how determined Louis van Gaal was to land Mane's services when still a Southampton player, the outlandish money Southampton were asking was enough to dissuade the then United manager.

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One suspects Sadio Mane has few regrets about that.

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