Dutch football legend compares Sadio Mane to Cristiano Ronaldo


Ex Dutch player Danny Blind has labelled Liverpool forward Sadio Mane a better match for five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo

Sadio Mane has played a key role in the Reds’ undefeated run to top of the Premier League table so far this season.

The Senegal international was rested as the table-topping Reds thrashed Bournemouth 3-0 on Saturday.

Mane finished fourth behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk and Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi in the 2019  Ballon d'Or awards earlier this month.

Although, Ronaldo has maintained his decent record at Juventus since his surprise move from Real Madrid in the summer of 2018.

Regarding Mane impressive form this term, the father of former Manchester United defender Daley Blind has stated Cristiano Ronaldo place in World football is now being taken by the Liverpool winger.

"Sadio Mane is the new Ronaldo in world football. As an attacking player he is absolutely fantastic," Danny said.

"I can go through all his qualities - and he is superb in every aspect. He can score with his left foot, his right foot, with sensational headers.

"He can give brilliant assists, he is an incredible athlete - and I could go on even more!

"Mane is the super modern player. If you look at his skills that is one great thing, but he is able to combine that with astonishing sprints right throughout the game.

"That requires so much power. You have to be incredibly strong both physically and mentally. But Sadio has it all."


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