Thiago Silva is the captain of the Paris Saint-Germain club and has provided backing to Sadio Mane as one of the frontrunners for winning the 2019 edition of Ballon d’Or. He has labelled Mane by describing him as almost perfect. The performances that Sadio has given have been crucial for Liverpool and as a result of that they won the last season’s Champions League. He has been successful to bring in that same form into the present campaign.
Sadio Mane has been listed among other players in the list of nominees for 2019 edition. He scored one goal less than Mohamed Salah in all the last season competitions. Mane has a total of 26 goals, while Salah has 27. He is also running for the Ballon d’Or 2019 along with his Liverpool teammate Alisson Becker. Among other players running for the honour are all-time favorites Lionel Messi, Virgil van Dijk, and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Thiago Silva described Sadio as a world class and almost perfect player. He said that Mane has the ability to control the ball in a good manner and he is also very intelligent with his movements. Silva also mentioned that the things that he has achieved, discussions must be held on him for the Ballon d’Or this season. Mane will look forward to add some more goals to his already five goals of League when Manchester United and Liverpool come face to face at Old Trafford in their next match.
This year, Virgil van Dijk is one of the favourite players to win the 2019 Ballon d’Or alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who are common suspects as the winners. Alisson Becker and Mohamed Salah are also assumed to give tough competition to the 27 year old. But Silva who faced him during his big international break firmly believes that Mane is the prospective Ballon d’Or winner.