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Liverpool ace Sadio Mane: Why spend my millions on Ferraris & jets?

Liverpool ace Sadio Mane says the jetset lifestyle of Premier League footballers isn't for him.

The Senegal international, now three years a Liverpool player, has emerged as one of the most likeable and popular identites in football.

And despite all the success and financial reward, Mane is adamant he isn't tempted to cash in and indulge.

Instead, Mane insists he has a better use for the millions he earns from the game.

He told Teledakar quoted by AS stating: "Why do I want ten Ferraris, twenty watches with diamonds and two planes?

"What would that do for the world? I went hungry, worked in the field, played barefoot and did not go to school. Today I can help people."

Indeed, last year it was revealed that Mane had donated £200,000 to build a secondary school at Bambaly in southern Senegal. The size of the donation was regarded as a fortune in Senegal.

The motivation for Mane was to give local children the opportunity for a more settled education and start to life. The striker being represented by his uncle at the ceremony where his cheque was handed over.

As Mane says: "I prefer to build schools and give food or clothes to poor people."

Mane featured in Liverpool's 1-1 draw at Manchester United on Sunday.

- updated 21/10

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