- Former Bayern Munich star Michael Rummenigge has been slammed by football fans for his claims about Sadio Mane
- Sadio Mane joined Bayern Munich in the summer transfer window from English Premier League side Liverpool
- The Africa Player of Player of the Year is set to make his Bundesliga debut on Friday against Freiburg
Former Germany and Bayern Munich player, Michael Rummenigge, has caught the wrath of football fans for claiming Sadio Mane is not world class.
Despite early exploits with the German club and his successful six seasons with Liverpool, Rummenigge is not convinced by the Senegalese attacker's quality.
Michael Rummenigge doesn't believe Sadio Mané and Matthijs de Ligt are world-class signings for Bayern Munich
"With all due respect for Sadio Mane and Matthijs de Ligt - both of them are not world-class players for me. Of course, Mane will do the Bundesliga good and score his goals, but at the age of 30, I don't see him at the absolute top level," the ex-Bayern Munch player wrote in his column for Sportbuzzer as quoted by Goal.
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His comments did not go down well with fans, with many blasting the Germany legend for his unsavoury claims.
How fans reacted to Rummenigge's comments
“I wonder what's some people's definition of world-class, a player that has been ranked top five or top six in the last three years and you say he's not world class?”
“If the best player of Africa isn't world-class, then who is?”
“Mane more than fits into the bracket of the Zenith word "world class" his stats, performances, consistency and ratings (both team and individual nominations and winnings) in the last four years say he is indeed world class,”
@Rahul also added:
“As someone who has seen Mane don the Liverpool shirt for years especially his first four years, the man, he was devastating.”
Former Bayern CEO Michael Rummenigge insists Sadio Mane is not world class
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that 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.
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.
Source: Sports Brief News