Man City newcomer Kalvin Phillips has confirmed that Man United were interested in signing him – but he never even considered it.
“Going to United?” he smirked as he spoke to Mail+. “There was never any chance of me going there. You know my loyalty to Leeds. My family are all Leeds fans
“I was honoured by United wanting me, one of the biggest teams in the world but, no, I had to stay loyal to Leeds and go to the other side of Manchester.
“It’s just the way I am. I want to be loyal to the people who have given me the biggest opportunity in the world.”
Phillips ended up going to Man City for an initial £42million fee while United are still looking for a defensive midfielder.