It’s fair to say that Sadio Mane’s £30m signing from Southampton in 2016 has turned out pretty well.
The Senegalese is one of the most feared wingers on the planet, scores buckets of goals and won the Champions League last season.
He has been shortlisted for the FIFPRO XI for 2019, as well.
But when we snared our no.10 three years ago, rival fans mocked us – claiming that Henrikh Mkhitaryan was a much better signing for Manchester United and that even Theo Walcott was a superior player…
Some of the replies to the official Sky Sports tweet are truly breathtaking, in fact – and we’ve collated a nice list for your pleasure – below.
Since these tweets, Mane has bagged 65 Liverpool goals in 129 appearances, while Mkhitaryan has 23 for three different clubs.
The less said about Walcott’s regression, the better.
Think it’s pretty obvious who got the better deal, right?!
HAHAHAHAHA meanwhile we sign Mkhitaryan for the same price.
— 💉 (@UtdJoee) June 26, 2016
poor mans serge Gnabry
— Cal (@AubameyangGoal) June 26, 2016
What a rip off, He's only worth half that at the most
— Benn Rice (@BennRice) June 26, 2016
If he's worth £30m then Jonathan Walters is worth £90m
— Joe Dignan (@JoeDignan) June 26, 2016
lmao mkhitaryan is going to United for the same price
— Cam (@cxmthfc) June 26, 2016
30m are you mental?! 15m at least, nothing but a pace merchant. Rather have Walcott over him all day
— xav ❄ (@afcXav) September 16, 2019
I'd rather play for millwall than buy him for £30 million
— AC17Tweets (@TheRealAmaan_YT) June 26, 2016