Former Manchester United defender and now Sky Sports pundit, Gary Neville, has admitted that Liverpool winger Sadio Mane is the player he’d least like to face nowadays.
Neville, who played countless times in the Premier League and faced some of the very best in world football, made the admission during an open Q&A session on his Twitter account today.
As well as suggesting Trent Alexander-Arnold could be the best right-back in the world, Neville answered bluntly when asked who he thought his hardest opponent would be in the current PL spectre.
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) March 3, 2021
Mane has built a reputation for being one of the toughest wide forwards in the world. His skill, speed, and deceptive strength have ensured he’s become one of the best around.
Neville, who has famously admitted in the past that the likes of Marc Overmars gave him nightmares, clearly rates the Liverpool man.
And as much as it might pain him to pick a Liverpool player, it’s clear just how well-respected Mane is in the Premier League.
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It would certainly be interesting to watch Neville try and handle Mane. The Man United legend was no nonsense but Mane is simply superb on his day and can tear anyone apart.
No doubt Neville would have gone for the ‘put him in the stands’ method at some point. Mane, meanwhile, continues to be brilliant, although Liverpool have dropped off as late.
Above all else, this will please Neville’s good mate Jamie Carragher, who’ll be delighted to see Neville running scared of the Reds star.