Sadio Mane is unhappy at Bayern Munich and the manager was told to bench the former Liverpool star.
More Bayern Munich agony for Sadio Mane amid worries over the star’s “unhappiness”
The Senegalese attacker has had a difficult time scoring goals for Bayern Munich recently and was replaced during their Bundesliga loss to Augsburg.
Bayern Munich lost 1-0 to Augsburg on Saturday, dropping the German champions to fourth place in the Bundesliga, while Sadio Mane’s tough run of play continued.
Mane left Liverpool this summer and signed a £35.1 million contract with Bayern. After making it obvious he wanted a fresh challenge, the Senegalese star ended six trophy-filled seasons at Anfield.
With the Bundesliga’s top teams, the forward had a quick start, tallying four goals in his first four games. He did not strike out in his subsequent six games, which included two blanks in the Champions League and Saturday’s loss at Augsburg.
After a promising start, Bayern has already lost four straight Bundesliga games, a worrying stretch of play. Mane struggled throughout Saturday’s game, and Choupo-Moting replaced him on the field in the 78th minute as his team chased an equalizer.
It comes shortly after Dietmar Hamann, a former player for both Liverpool and Bayern Munich, questioned how Senegalese striker Julian Nagelsmann was using him in his attacking style, saying that Mane was “isolated” in the team’s structure.
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This week, Hamann stated: “He is not integrated. I saw him playing through the center for Liverpool. He does not hold that view. He is now filling that role at FC Bayern as well. He does best when he approaches things from the outside. To me, he doesn’t appear joyful.
Other players, such as Leroy Sane, Jamal Musiala, and the injured Lucas Hernandez in defense, are giving fantastic performances. Mane is currently not being discussed. He doesn’t participate much in the game and seems lonely. FC Bayern needs to control that.
This week, Bayern manager Nagelsmann gave comfort by saying, “He put in so much for Liverpool. He is a recent signee. All he has to do is adjust. He made an effort. He will succeed for us, I’m positive.
The Bavarian team has performed better in European competition so far this season, winning both home and away matches against Barcelona in their Champions League group round before facing Viktoria Plzen twice.
However, they are still struggling at home, and Saturday’s loss brought more attention to their four-game losing streak in the division.