Hamann: Mane unhappy and being played out of position at Bayern Munich

Former Liverpool and Bayern Munich midfielder Didi Hamann says Sadio Mane is struggling in Germany.

The Senegalese hero swapped Merseyside for Munich this summer after winning the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, and Carabao Cup during a six-year stint with the Reds. But after a scintillating start that saw him score three goals in the opening three games for his new club, Mane has now gone five matches without a goal in all competitions as he tries to adapt to the demands of playing in another country.

“He is not integrated,” Hamann told GMX. “I saw him at Liverpool FC, where he played through the middle.

“That is not his position. Now he’s taking that position at FC Bayern as well.

“He is at his best when he comes from the outside. He doesn’t look happy to me.

“Other players like Leroy Sane, Jamal Musiala or, in defence, Lucas Hernandez, who is injured at the moment, are putting in outstanding performances.

“Nobody is talking about Mane at the moment. He seems isolated and hardly takes part in the game. FC Bayern has to get a grip on that.”