Kalvin Phillips: The real reason why I snubbed Manchester United for Manchester City

Kalvin Phillips Manchester City

Manchester City have confirmed the signing of England international Kalvin Phillips on a six year contract.

Kalvin Phillips attracted interest from Premier League rival Manchester United but only wanted to leave Leeds United for Manchester City.

Phillips has now revealed why he snubbed Manchester United for Manchester City.

According to Phillips, he snubbed Manchester United for Manchester City because he wanted to play under the best coach in the world, Pep Guardiola.

“I am absolutely delighted to have joined Manchester City,” Phillips said. 

“City have again proved to the best team in the country with an amazing squad and a manager in Pep Guardiola who is rightly considered to be the finest in the world. 

“To be able to play under Pep and learn from him and his coaching staff as well as be part of a such a fantastic squad is a prospect that I am incredibly excited about. 

“City are a world-class Club with world-class staff and facilities and it’s a dream come true to have joined the Club. 

“Now I can’t wait to get started and to look to try and help the team to go on and achieve more success.” 

Explaining why Manchester City signed Kalvin Phillips, Director of Football Txiki Begiristain said: “Kalvin is a player that we have long admired, and at both domestic and international level, he has proved his fantastic ability and quality over the past few seasons. 

“His reading of the game, alongside his passing ability, energy and drive make him a formidable talent and he is a player who has a fantastic will to win. 

“We feel he will be a superb addition to our squad and that he will complement our game perfectly. 

“Everyone here is looking forward to watch Kalvin play and develop even further over the next few years.”