With Manchester United having officially signed England international Harry Maguire, Pep Guardiola has revealed why it is not Manchester City the player joined.
The Citizens were also believed to be interested in luring the 26-year-old to Manchester, but now appear to have been beaten to his signature by their bitter rivals.
Guardiola has explained that City simply could not afford him, with his transfer from Leicester City reportedly set to cost United in region of €93 million (R1.52 billion).
"Maguire is an excellent, top-class player," the Spanish tactician said, according to Sportsmole.
"We were interested, but we could not afford it. United afforded it.
"He's an excellent player, he made an incredible World Cup (in 2018), he's strong in the air, good with the ball in the build-up and he's so fast.
"Congratulations for United for this signing."
Having arrived at the King Power Stadium from Hull City in 2017, Maguire has represented the Foxes on 76 occasions since.
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