Leicester City defender Harry Maguire said it was necessary for the defender to be loyal to the Foxes. That is why he did not leave them last summer.
Maguire was one of Leicester's stars last season and Gareth Southgate included him in the England team for the FIFA World Cup in Russia.
He played for the Three Lions and Jose Mourinho, former Manchester United coach, reportedly identified Maguire as one of the Red Devils' central defender targets even before the start of the season.
Mourinho and the Red Devils did not have the chance to see Maguire play for them and the 25-year-old has now explained the reasons for his stay in Leicester.
"Leicester gave me an excellent platform to go to a World Cup, without them I might not have done it, so it's important to pay them back." I had no doubt that I would be loyal and start the season with Leicester, "said Maguire during an interview with The Daily Mail.
Even though Maguire admitted that he had to continue to Leicester, the English international did not hesitate to admit that he had the ambition to play at the highest level and in the world. the best clubs in the future.
"All young players want to play at the highest level, I do everything, step by step, I concentrate game by game and I see where it will take me, Leicester is a club in full swing and we'll see where they are going and we'll see where I'm going, "he says.
Maguire is disappointed that England was eliminated from the World Cup by Croatia in the semifinals.
"The fans grabbed us and the support was incredible and we should be proud of it," added Maguire.
"I think about it a lot, it was a great summer for me. [But] obviously, that ended in disappointment. And it is something that happens to me again now.
"Every time I see pictures (of the semi-final against Croatia), it's still not nice, we were so close, at half-time we had one foot in the final."