Although he has now gone on to success at Anfield, Mane was seen as something of an inconsistent player during his two seasons on the south coast.
“We were like a family under one father [Mauricio] Pochettino, but I and Mane forged a bigger brotherhood bond. [Morgan] Schneiderlin was also a great friend," Wanyama told Madgoat TV.
“At one point, Mane approached me and told me 'Hi man, these guys do not want to pass the ball to me, can the two of us play closely? They don't want me to score.'
"I reluctantly agreed and anytime I got the ball I would pass it to him though.
“I wanted to treat him right since he is a good and nice guy."