The Official Online RBS 6 Nations Store is open. The store has everything you need to get behind your team during the RBS 6 Nations, plus the store is now fully stocked with a much wider range of rugby merchandise.
A try from former Ireland underage international Ian Nagle was converted by Manning and the New Zealand-born number 10 also landed three first half penalties, helping the hosts to a 16-7 half-time lead.
Scott MacLeod pulled a try back for Sale after the break and Charlie Hodgson converted before the England-capped fly-half landed a simple 63rd-minute drop goal, the Sharks looked set for victory.
However, Munster, who had a raft of newcomers and promising talents on from the start, refused to buckle.
Sale conceded the penalty just inside their half and Manning landed his fifth successful kick to put his side in front and they then defended stoutly to deny the English visitors.