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Harry Maguire reveals he was happy to stay at Leicester amid Manchester United interest after World Cup heroics

World Cup hero says he entirely respects the decision of the club to block any bids

Harry Maguire has revealed he was happy to stay at Leicester this season, despite serious interest from Manchester United after his World Cup heroics.

The England defender, 25, says he entirely respected the decision of the club to block any bids for him.

Harry Maguire has revealed he was always happy to stay at Leicester

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Harry Maguire has revealed he was always happy to stay at Leicester City

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Jose Mourinho had hoped to bring him to Old Trafford in a £60million deal to firm up his shaky back-four… with Claude Puel and Co having none of it.

On his turbulent late-summer of speculation, Maguire said: “I want to be on the pitch, whether it is for someone else or for Leicester.

“There was always going to be interest over the summer after the team [did] 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.


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Harry Maguire was being chased by Man United in the summer window

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Harry Maguire was being chased by Manchester United in the summer window

Harry Maguire starred for England at the World Cup, prompting transfer speculation

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Harry Maguire starred for England at the World Cup, prompting transfer speculation

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“My mind has been fully on Leicester since then.”

Meanwhile, Maguire added he believes the Foxes are in for a big season, saying: “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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Harry Maguire scored a stunning late winner as Leicester beat Southampton

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Harry Maguire scored a stunning late winner as Leicester beat Southampton

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