Senegalese international Sadio Mane scored his first goal in Bayern Munich colours during the big pre-season friendly win over D.C. United from the Major League Soccer (MLS). Mane opened his account for new club Bayern Munich following his transfer fromPremier League giants Liverpoolthis summer though it was in a pre-season friendly.

Mane has been an important player for club and country in the last one decade. He was a key player forSenegal as they qualified for the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar. The reigning African champions qualified for the World Cup 2022 tournament by seeing off Egypt in the playoffs on the African continent. Mane and his Senegalese teammates saw off the Egyptians in the final on penalties to win the first African Cup of Nations (AFCON) title for their country at the 2021 edition held at the start of this year. They also saw off the Egyptians on penalties in the second leg of their playoff clash to qualify for the World Cup 2022 tournament.

Ex-Southampton and Red Bull Salzburg attacker Mane was a key player for Liverpool in the last six years and he’s expected to retain the same status at new club Bayern Munich. He was responsible for the first goal against D.C. United via a fifth minute penalty. Apart from Mane, the likes of fellow new signing Matthijs de Ligt, Joshua Zirkzee, Marcel Sabitzer, Thomas Mueller and Serge Gnabry on the way to a 6-2 win.

Bayern Munich wereconvincing winners against struggling MLS football outfit D.C. United in their latest pre-season friendly game, but they might not find it easy when they take on Premier League holders Manchester City this weekend in their nextpre-season friendly. Bavarian giants Bayern Munich start the new season with the German Super Cup against RB Leipzig at the end of this month.