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Maguire respects Leicester’s decision not to sell him to Manchester United

Harry Maguire has said he respects Leicester’s decision to reject any offers from Manchester United for his services.

The Leicester City centre-back was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford, with Jose Mourinho thought to be willing to pay a world record fee for a centre-back.

However, even though Maguire was said to be keen on joining Manchester United, the Foxes refused to be bullied by the Premier League giants and kept hold of the England international.

Despite not getting his big money move though, Maguire has said that he respects the clubs decision and is fully committed to the Midlands club:

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“I want to be on the pitch, whether it is for someone else or for Leicester,” said Maguire to the press after his sides 2-1 win over Southampton at the weekend.

“There was always going to be interest over the summer after the team doing so well in Russia but the owners reiterated I was not for sale and I respected their decision.

“They gave me the opportunity to play for this club, such a good club on the rise and I respected their decision. My mind has been fully on Leicester since then.

“I’ve been really impressed since I came back. The people brought in seem to have fitted in really well and I think we’ll only get better.

“I’m an ambitious player and I think we have a really good, talented squad. If we stick together, we can be a real force this year.”

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