Manchester United defender, Harry Maguire has come out to explain why he snubbed City for the Red Devils. He recently revealed that both clubs were clearly interested in him but the decision was obvious because he grew up watching MUFC.
According to him, he has always had his heart set on playing at Old Trafford as he has always considered Man United one of the biggest clubs in the world, if not the biggest.
Maguire added that he has great respect for Pep and the evolution he has brought to football, but he couldn’t turn MUFC down.
His words, “They were both interested.”
“I spoke to both Man City and Man United, but I must say, and no disrespect to Man City, but I grew up watching a lot more of Manchester United football at Old Trafford, being at one of the biggest clubs in the world, if not the biggest, so I always had my heart set on this club.”
“I spoke to Pep and the football that they play and what he’s done for the club, I have great respect for Pep and the evolution he has brought to football, but it was Man United.”
“My heart was set from the amount of interest they showed in me. It gave me great confidence and belief and for them to pursue it for a 12 to 15-month period of time showed how much they believed in me and how much they felt like I would be a big part of the team.”
“With my age, I felt like I owed Leicester a lot.”
“I spoke to Vichai [Srivaddhanaprabha] and he said they’d had a lot of interest from Manchester United when Jose [Mourinho] was the manager and he said ‘give me one more year, and I’ll let you go’.”
“So I didn’t really push anything and as soon as I heard about the interest from United, it was something that I knew I had my heart set on and I knew I wanted to play for that club.”
“But I think the age that I was, maybe 25 years old, I always knew that I had time on my hand and Vichai stuck to his word.”
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