During the tenure of Louis van Gaal, He made a bid for the Senegal international, who later joined Liverpool and have since scored six times,made two assists in ten Premier League appearances.
24-year-old Sadio Mane completed a £34m transfer from rivals Southampton to Liverpool in the summer transfer window.
According to sportreview, former Arsenal striker Ian Wright explained why he felt Manchester United did not sign the Senegal International.
“He had a spell where he had a little bit of a sulk on,” Wright told The Sun Goals app.
“Ronald Koeman had to put him back in his box and make him realise that he has to play for the team. He got Mane going again. What you’ve seen at Liverpool – at a big club – is that he is a big time player. He has gone into that atmosphere and he is duck to water.
“He could probably have done the same at Manchester United. They’ll be looking at that and thinking he was one that got away, especially when you’ve got Memphis Depay.”
After Liverpool’s dreadful finish last season,The Senegal International was the 7th and the most expensive summer signing to arrive Anfield.
With Mane superb performance, Liverpool are now on top of the Premier League table.