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Sadio Mane Southampton manager accuses Man United of unsettling forward

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman says Sadio Mane has been unsettled by Manchester United's bid

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  play United have lodged a bid for Sadio Mane. (BPI/James Marsh)
  play Sadio Mane says Mane has ben unsettled with Man United's bid (PA)

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has accused Manchester United of unsettling forward Sadio Mane.

United according to a report have lodged a £15m bid for the Senegal international after  losing their summer target Pedro to Chelsea.

Southampton however have rejected the offer with manager Koeman insisting that none of his squad will be leaving in this transfer window.

The Dutch coach has vented his frustration on bid which he says is unsettling his forward.

"The situation is not easy," Koeman said.

"We have to deal with that. I don't like it because maybe players are thinking and they are not then focused on what they have to do. There is no bid for any player, no bid by the club.

"We have to deal about rumours from the press and maybe from Manchester – I don't know because there is no contact and no bid for nobody and we don't sell any more players. That is very clear in my opinion.

"That is the worst situation for the smaller clubs because no-one talks about the best players of Manchester City, United or Chelsea because they are in the best place to be. But teams like Southampton, they have to deal with it and that is not easy, that makes rumours and everyone is talking about it.

"We have to play and that is difficult. If they don't change the window from September 1 we will always have these rumours.

United are said to be after Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale as Louis van Gaal and senor officials of the club think they have a chance of luring the Wales international from Spain.

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