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Tuchel rues ‘the hurt’ as Mane joins Ronaldo at Al-Nassr



Senegal forward, Sadio Mane has made a move to Saudi Arabia club Al-Nassr where he will playing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and a few other former Europe-based players.

Mane had to leave Bayern Munich after a turbulent year at the German side, and has now signed a four-year contract with Al-Nassr.

The 31-year-old, who joined from Liverpool, scored 12 goals in 38 games for Bayern.

He was also involved in a physical altercation with Leroy Sane in the dressing room after losing a Champions League game.

Bayern manager Thomas Tuchel said he and Mane agreed “it was the best solution to untie the knot”.

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“We had a long, big hug and we both agreed we don’t like what’s happening now, but we think it’s for the best in this situation,” said the Bayern coach.

“Sometimes things don’t work out as everybody wants. I have always had a very good relationship with him and this will stay.

“I can totally understand he feels hurt and I also wouldn’t feel happy if things like this happened.

“Obviously it’s something that we didn’t bring into the full potential, which is my responsibility, but in this particular situation it was the best solution to untie the knot.”

Mane will play alongside Ronaldo, Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, Brazil full-back Alex Telles and Ivory Coast midfielder Seko Fofana, amongst others.

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