Le Tissier was an entertainer during his time at the club and he sees the same spark in Mane who has enjoyed a blistering start to this Saints season with four goals so far in league and cup games.
The comments by Le Tissier came in the Southern Daily Echo, where he also added:
“Sadio is the one who gets you on the edge of your seat. He’s so unpredictable and defenders find it difficult to keep up with someone with that much pace. He puts defenders on the back foot straight away.”
“This season he does seem to have found something a little bit extra, which is terrific.”
Mane was signed from Red bull Salzburg and has become a firm favorite among the home fans, just like Le Tissier was during his time at the club. The 23-year-old has formed an exciting partnership with Graziano Pelle going forward and the pair helped secure a famous 3-1 victory against Chelsea two weeks ago.
If Mane can carry on this form then Southampton are in for an enjoyable season and the Europa League places will certainly be within their reach.
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