Harry Maguire responds to question about Man United interest

The Leicester star addresses talk of a potential move to Man United this summer

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Harry Maguire has insisted that he is happy at Leicester City despite interest from Manchester United in the summer.

The England international enjoyed a whirlwind summer after Maguire excelled in Gareth Southgate’s team alongside Manchester City duo Kyle Walker and John Stones.

Maguire scored in England’s 2-0 win over Sweden to help the Three Lions reach their first World Cup semi final since 1990 before a 2-1 extra-time loss to Croatia.

The 25-year-old scored two goals in 44 games in all competitions in his first season at the King Power Stadium following his £17m move from relegated Hull City.

Maguire was linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer as Jose Mourinho looked to bolster his defensive options ahead of the new Premier League campaign.

However, the Leicester star is adamant that he was never that interested in a move to Manchester United and is happy to remain at Leicester.

“I want to be on the pitch, whether it is for someone else or for Leicester,” Maguire told The Sun.

“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.

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

Manchester United suffered a 3-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Monday night.

The Red Devils are six points adrift of Premier League champions Manchester City.

The 20-time English champions have signed Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, FC Porto defender Diogo Dalot and Stoke City goalkeeper Lee Grant this summer.

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