Michael Rummenigge Doesn’t Believe Sadio Mané and Matthijs De Ligt Are World Class Signings for Bayern Munich

Michael Rummenigge Doesn’t Believe Sadio Mané and Matthijs De Ligt Are World Class Signings for Bayern Munich

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
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  • Bayern Munich lost the services of Robert Lewandowski but did bring in Sadio Mané and Matthijs de Ligt
  • Michael Rummenigger doesn't think too highly of Sadio Mané and Matthijs de Ligt at Bayern Munich
  • Moroccan international Noussair Mazraoui has come in for high praise from Michael Rummenigge

Bayern Munich fans are overjoyed with the signings of Sadio Mané and Matthijs de Ligt, but one former player isn’t.

Michael Rummenigge, the brother of former Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, isn’t that impressed with the signings.

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Sadio Mané and Matthijs De Ligt's signings have been criticised by former Bayern Munich player Michael Rummenigge. Image: Tim Nwachukwu/ Stefan Matzke.
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Rummenigge, who played as a forward for Munich, Borussia Dortmund and the German national team, believes that neither player are world-class signings, Goal reported.

Speaking about de Ligt, he said that the defender failed to develop further during his three years at Juventus and called it “lost time” in his career.

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When discussing Mané, Rummenigge said that the former Liverpool man will be good for the Bundesliga, but he wasn’t at the absolute top level. Rummenigge added Jurgen Klopp would have fought harder to keep him at Anfield if he was at the top of his game.

Rummenigge did have praise for Noussair Mazraoui, though. The Moroccan international defender joined Bayern from Ajax on a free transfer, TransferMarkt reported.

"He reminds me a little of the former Dortmund Achraf Hakimi, who now plays for Paris Saint-Germain. Mazraoui will help Bayern a lot on the defensive right flank."

He added that Mazraoui could develop into a real big transfer for Munich. Mazraoui He made 137 appearances for Ajax and scored 10 goals for the club during that time. He won three Eredivisie titles and two Dutch Cups with the side.

Jamal Musiala, Sadio Mané, Serge Gnabry, Benjamin Pavard and Leroy Sané score as Bayern Munich beat RB Leipzig in DLF SuperCup final

Bayern Munich were value for money in their game against RB Leipzig in the DFL SuperCup final.

The Bundesliga champions survived a late fightback against the DFB-Pokal champions, beating them 5-3.

Jamal Musiala, Sadio Mané, Serge Gnabry, Benjamin Pavard, and Leroy Sané all got onto the scoresheet for the German champions as they picked up another trophy.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.