Man Utd and Harry Maguire’s England swear amid Greek court case


Harry Maguire insists the ordeal of the Greek trial will not affect his performances at Manchester United – as he revealed his agony on his England ax. Maguire will resume training with his United teammates on Monday as they prepare for the new Premier League season.

The Red Devils skipper should have joined the England squad on Monday – but was removed from his post after being convicted of assaulting a police offer and attempting to bribe.

Maguire now faces a new trial after his legal team appealed this week against the conviction, which came in the wake of the incident on the island of Mykonos in the early hours of last Friday.

The 27-year-old now has a long battle ahead of him – but says it won’t affect his performance as he looks forward to United’s season opener against Crystal Palace on September 19.

Harry Maguire thanked his club and country managers Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Gareth Southgate for their support

“It will not affect my performance. I’ll get over it pretty quickly, ”Maguire said in an interview with The Sun.

He praised United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and England boss Gareth Southgate for their support during the test.

“It was really difficult,” he said. “I have great respect for both and they have been wonderful for my career. Gareth has shown great confidence in me since I made my debut. The club has been great to me and I thank them for that. ”

And Maguire said he’s gutted not to be involved with the Three Lions squad ahead of their games against Iceland and Denmark next month – but vowed he would come back stronger.

“I love playing for my riding, but mentally I’ll get over it,” he said.

In an interview with the BBC earlier this week, Maguire said he feared kidnapping when he fled plainclothes police and was arrested in Mykonos.

In his description of the incident, he claimed that he believed he was kidnapped and that he had no idea that the men he claimed attacked him were in fact police when he attempted to flee.

Maguire, pictured leaving a Greek courthouse on Monday, faces a long legal battle after his legal team appealed

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Maguire was sentenced to 21 months in prison, suspended for three years, after being convicted of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and repeated attempts at bribery.

But United said the player’s appeal overturned Tuesday’s decision in a Greek court, meaning Maguire has no criminal record until a full new trial.


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