If it isn’t bad enough to miss out on Pedro and Nicolas Otamendi on the same day, it now looks as if United are set to be disappointed in their chase for Southampton star Sadio Mane.
The Senegalese international gave an impressive account of himself during his maiden campaign in the Premier League, so much so that Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal is prepared to make a move for him before the transfer window closes on September 1.
So far the rumours have remained just that – rumours, but Mane cuts a popular figure at St Mary’s, and a section of supporters are concerned that he will become another one of their star players to desert the club in another busy transfer window on the south coast.
But he may have given them a boost. Before the club’s debut in the Europa League on Thursday night, one young fan seemed to beg Mane to stay at the club, to which he responded very positively.
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