Ex-Leicester City defender Harry Maguire always wanted to join Manchester United this summer at the expense of Premier League champions Manchester City.
According to the Daily Star, Manchester City offered the defender a lucrative contract of around £278,000 on a weekly basis.
He was offered £70m over a five-year period at Manchester City but the player turned it down in favour of Manchester United who had given him a contract worth £100,000 on a weekly basis.
Harry Maguire was said to have snubbed Manchester City for rivals Manchester United whom he supported while he was a boy.
His relationship with Manchester United, dating back to when he was young, played a big role in his transfer from Leicester City to Manchester United.
The Red Devils made Harry Maguire their third and final signing of the summer after they agreed on a deal reported to be around £85m for the England international centre back.
The transfer to Manchester United has made him the most expensive defender in world football.
Harry Maguire beat the previous record held by Liverpool star Virgil Van Dijk who was instrumental to the Reds’ Champions League title at the end of last season.
Liverpool paid £75m for Virgil Van Dijk.