Maguire Misses Leicester Training Amid Manchester United Interest
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has said Harry Maguire signed for rivals United because his side could not afford him, Concise News reports.

United agreed an £80 million transfer fee with Leicester City on Friday for Harry Maguire.

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The England international is expected to finalise his move to the Old Tradford this coming week.

And Guardiola had said his team were interested in the player but could not sign him due to his fees.

He, however, congratulated United for capturing the 26-year-old defender.

“Top class player,” the coach said on Sunday. “We were interested but we could not afford it. United could afford it. Congratulations to United on this signing.”