The defender, who turned 30 earlier this month also claims that big European sides were after his signature.
“I had thought about leaving last summer for family reasons but something changed my mind late on. There were clubs interested like Real Madrid and Inter Milan. But the manager visited me at my home to persuade me to stay.
The French international added.
“I know my heart has made the right decision. When Sir Alex talks, it’s a good idea to listen!”