Saturday Jul 23, 2022. 15:00
Bayern Munich attacker Sadio Mane brushed off talks of having a rivalry with former teammate Mohamed Salah and mentioned that he has good relationships with players wherever he goes.
The Senegalese star was recently crowned the CAF African Player of the Year, fighting off competition from national teammate Edouard Mendy and Salah for the coveted individual award.
Also, Mane became the first player from Senegal since El Hadji Diouf to win the award for two years in succession.
Ahead of the award showpiece, Mane rubbished claims that he has a rivalry with Salah and reiterated that he has a good relationship with the Egyptian star.
“People sometimes say there’s a rivalry between me and [Salah], Mane told Goal.com before the ceremony.
“I don’t see myself having a rivalry with any player to be honest.
“We have good relations, we text each other. I think the media always try to [aggravate] things.
“You know I don’t just have [relationships] with one player, but with every player I’ve played with in the world.
“You can ask whoever you want in the club, or wherever I go.
“I have good relationships with all players.”