Harry Maguire was determined on playing at Old Trafford.
The most expensive defender of all time joined Man United in the summer of 2019 from Leicester City in an £80m deal.
Pep Guardiola has expressed his desire in signing the England international who could offer him Champions League football but Maguire was more inclined to United’s club history and decided to join the Red Devils.
‘Yeah they were both interested,’ Maguire said in an interview with Gary Neville.
‘I spoke to City and I spoke to United but I grew up watching more of United – no disrespect to City – but I grew up watching more of United football, Old Trafford, being one of the biggest teams in the world.
‘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 Pep and what he’s brought to football.
‘But it was United – my heart was set from the amount of interest they showed in me. For them to pursue it over 12-15 months just shows how much they believed in me and how much I’d be part of the team.’