Arsenal legend Ian Wright has claimed Manchester United regret not signing Liverpool forward Sadio Mane. The Senegalese was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford before leaving Southampton to join the Reds in 2016.
Since moving to Anfield, he has won the Premier League, Champions League, Club World Cup and the Premier League Golden Boot – becoming one of the most lethal attackers in Europe.
Wright admits he is a huge admirer of the Senegal international and also branded him as one of the best players in the world. He also believes the Red devils regret not signing him four years ago.
“Remember Man United were all over him, you know,” Wright said on his new podcast Wrighty’s House.
“I think they spoke to him but he said no. Manchester United weren’t right for him.
“Again, you feel like Man United made a big mistake by not making that signing. By not being in the position to make that signing.
“As a football team, they were nowhere near giving him the kind of philosphy, what they’re going to do to attract a player like Mane. ‘He’s now easily one of the best in the world.”