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Maguire: Why I Turned Down Man City For Man Utd

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire has explained why he turned down Manchester City to join the Red Devils two years ago.

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The England international attracted interest from both Manchester giants after an impressive 2018/19 season with Leicester City, but chose Old Trafford as his next destination.

The 28-year-old has now revealed that, before he made his decision, he spoke to City manager Pep Guardiola but had his heart set on joining the Red Devils.

"They were both interested," Maguire told Gary Neville's The Overlap YouTube show.

"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."

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