Speaking after Southamptona s 1-0 defeat against Norwich City, manager Ronald Koeman admitted that he dropped Sadio Mane as the Manchester United target a made a big mistake before the gamea .

Manchester United are reportedly targeting the 23-year-old winger in an attempt to bolster their attacking prowess. Manager Ronald Koeman publicly slammed Sadio Mane for lacking focus and concentration as the winger turned up late for a team-meeting two hours prior to the match.

Maybe Manchester Uniteda s interest influenced Sadio Mane

As reported by Goal.com, Koeman admitted that Sadio Manea s negligent attitude could perhaps be attributed to Manchester Uniteda s interest in the Senegalese international.

“Sadio was one of the 11 players [scheduled] to start but we have rules in the team. He made a big mistake before the game. In our last meeting, two hours before [the game], he came late.

“I don’t understand a player who’s coming late to the last meeting and my message to Sadio two days ago was that I didn’t think he was really focused and concentrated, that happened Thursday in the training session.a

Koeman and Van Gaal to go head-to-head over Sadio Mane

Koeman made it clear that Southampton wouldna t hesitate to take sanctions against Sadio Mane in the light of the recent events. Manchester United are expectedly in the transfer market in order to resurrect their flagging campaign under Louis van Gaal. Having narrowly escaped a sacking, the Dutchman will be keen to add attacking players to his squad in a bid to keep up with the likes of Leicester city, Arsenal and Manchester City in the title race.

Sadio Mane 'made a big mistake before the game'.

Sadio Mane ‘made a big mistake before the game’.


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Van Gaal has come under intense criticism for his playing style, with the crowd at Old Trafford vociferously demanding the players to a attacka their opposition. Sadio Mane will prove to be a valuable addition at Manchester United, especially after Depaya s drop in form. However, Southampton are not expected to give up easily and one can expect Louis van Gaal and Ronald Koeman to renew their rivalry over the 23-year-old winger.

Here is video of Ronald Koeman explaining why he is angry with Sadio Mane.