Sadio Mané has long cast a spell over FC Bayern fans.
Even FCB coach Julian Nagelsmann is particularly surprised by one detail.
Munich – The second day of the Bundesliga match meant a premiere for Sadio Mané in two respects.
On the one hand, it was the Senegalese's debut for FC Bayern Munich in the Allianz Arena.
On the other hand, Mané did not score for the first time in a competitive game in Bayern dress.
It didn't matter, the German record champions still won 2-0 against VfL Wolfsburg.
The fact that Mané remained goalless for the first time did not change anything about another great performance by the ex-Liverpool player.
Mané has long since become a fan favorite at Bayern.
And the 30-year-old also seems to be doing well internally.
Now his coach Julian Nagelsmann revealed what surprised him most about the newcomer.
Sadio Mané is "sometimes too submissive" - Nagelsmann reveals details from the Bayern dressing room
"He's very humble, an extreme team player who puts his own sensitivities aside," Nagelsmann enthused about Mané before the Wolfsburg game.
What's more, "at no point, in any conversation, do you realize that he's a superstar.
He's more of the other extreme, sometimes a tad subservient given the status he's got."
The Senegalese recently emphasized that Mané does not see himself as a superstar in an interview with the FC Bayern members' magazine "51".
Nagelsmann likes that. “It just makes it very, very pleasant.
This is also the reason why someone arrives quickly.
He is not one who wants to shine and draw all eyes to himself.
But he also feels very comfortable when he delivers a top performance, but doesn't always go ahead and post what has to be posted on Instagram."
Sadio Mané lets "others shine": Nagelsmann raves about the new Bayern star
In terms of play, Mané is a player who immediately improves the Bayern squad, says his coach: "You can very well quote Jürgen Klopp's parting words in Liverpool, who said that Sadio has improved the club and the team from day one.
It's the same with us.
He controls things in the team very consciously.”
So Mané also takes a step back "to let others shine," explained Nagelsmann.
The best example followed on Sunday against Wolfsburg.
Mané didn't score himself, but let his fellow men flourish.
Especially youngster Jamal Musiala is playing like from another planet these days and weeks.
Does that have anything to do with Mané?