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Published: 14:27 | 8/1/16

Mane to start against Palace


Southampton manager Ronald Koeman will name Saido Mane in the team for Saturday's FA Cup third round tie against Crystal Palace.

Mane was dropped for last weekend's game against Norwich after he was late for a team meeting ahead of the 1-0 defeat.

Koeman's anger at the Senegal international led to suggestions that he would be on his way out of the club during the January transfer window, but the manager has put the matter to bed and has made it clear that he will not be leaving St Mary's any time soon.

“Mane is not in a different situation now to when it was last week. He is a player of Southampton. He likes to play for Southampton. He is not for sale," Koeman told his weekly press conference.

"We spoke to Sadio, of course. I punished him because we have rules in the team. You have to confirm to those rules.

"He was late. It was a big mistake. He makes his excuse for everybody and that’s now behind and the rest is internal discussions about how we have to handle this kind of situations.

"He will start on Saturday, no problem."

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