Joining Liverpool was the best decision of my life - Mane on rejecting Manchester United offer

Joining Liverpool was the best decision of my life - Mane on rejecting Manchester United offer

Sadio Mane recently penned a new long-term contract with Liverpool extending his stay at the topflight Premier League club until 2023.

And he was quick to remind fans on how he did not think twice when joining Liverpool despite being approached by Manchester United and other top clubs.

Joining Liverpool was the best decision of my life - Mane on rejecting Manchester United offer

He reminded Merseyside Red loyalists of how he did not think twice when joining Liverpool despite being approached by Manchester United and other top clubs.

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"I am very happy, very happy to extend my time at Liverpool. It is a great day for me and I have always said, when I knew I had a chance to come here, I did not have to think twice. The right club the right moment and with the right coach as well," he said.

Mane left Southampton in the summer of 2016, and moved to Anfield where he has scored 40 goals and made 18 assists in 89 appearances, for the Reds.

Speaking to Liverpool Echo, Mane revealed the Red Devils approached him at the same time Jurgen Klopp was trying to lure the Senegalese sensation to Liverpool.

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"There was interest from a lot of clubs, not just Manchester United, but as soon as I knew Liverpool were interested I just felt it was the right club with the right coach. It was right for me to come there," Mane said.

Mane's road to success was filled with obstacles and the forward said it was particularly difficult to convince his family during his earlier football years, that he could actually make it in football.

Joining Liverpool was the best decision of my life - Mane on rejecting Manchester United offer

Sadio Mane (L) and Martin Hinteregger celebrate after a goal during a match between Red Bull Salzburg and SV Mattersburg at Red Bull Arena on December 15, 2012 in Salzburg, Austria.

"My family is very strict and before my career started they did not think I was going to make it as a footballer and did not really encourage me," he said.

His parents were more interested in him pursuing school but the young teenager had other plans on his mind.

"They never thought in a million years I would get to this level, so it is a dream for them and they are really proud," Mane said.

Interestingly, Mane had been on Klopp's radar since the 2012 Olympics and the forward who boasts blistering pace and a powerful physique, did not hesitate at the offer to join the Reds.

And from the way Jose Mourinho and his men are performing, it is evident he made the right decision.

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