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Harry Maguire has opened up about his decision to choose Manchester United over Manchester City, despite serious interest and a personal phone call from Pep Guardiola.
The centre-back left Leicester for a huge £80million fee in 2019, with both Manchester clubs desperate to secure his signature, but in the end Maguire opted for the red half of the city.
Speaking to Gary Neville for The Overlap, Maguire explained: “They were both interested, I spoke to Manchester City and I spoke to Manchester United.
“I grew up watching Manchester United, no disrespect to Manchester City… so I always had my heart set on this club.
“I spoke to Pep and obviously the football they play and what he’s done for the club… (I have) great respect for him and what he’s done for football, but my heart was set.
“It gave me great confidence and belief, for (United) to pursue it over a 12, 15 month period, they showed how much they believed in me and how much I would be a big part of the team.”
Since his move to the Old Trafford, Maguire has become a vital player for his team, as well as was handed the captain armband for the Red Devils.
Source- Mail Online