Sadio Mane moved to Bayern Munich from Liverpool in the summer, but according to Dietmar Hamann, he has not up to expectations
After making it plain that he wanted a fresh challenge, Mane brought the curtain down on six trophy-filled seasons at Anfield. His contract had had one year left when Kop executives approved his departure, accepting an initial payment of £27.1 million from the German champions.
Additionally, the Senegalese international had a successful debut with the Bundesliga’s top club, tallying three goals in his first three league contests. He has since missed five goals, including two in the Champions League, during that time.
After taking him off in the 70th minute of Bayern’s victory over Barcelona, manager Julian Nagelsmann acknowledged the 30-year-old will need some time to get used to his new teammates.
“He put in so much for Liverpool,” Nagelsmann explained. “He’s a new signing. He just needs to adapt. He was trying. I’m certain he will succeed for us.”
But Hamann, who played for both clubs, thinks Mane doesn’t look happy at The Allianz Arena and has yet to be played in his best position. “He is not integrated,” he told GMX via Sport Witness.
“I saw him at Liverpool FC, where he played through the middle. That is not his position. Now he’s taking that position at FC Bayern as well. He is at his best when he comes from the outside. He doesn’t look happy to me.
“Other players like Leroy Sane, Jamal Musiala or, in defence, Lucas Hernandez, who is injured at the moment, are putting in outstanding performances.
“Nobody is talking about Mane at the moment. He seems isolated and hardly takes part in the game. FC Bayern has to get a grip on that.”