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Wayne Rooney on the Harry Maguire Affair

Wayne Rooney believes Harry Maguire’s incident in Mykonos is irrelevant and has supported the Manchester United captain’s version of events.

Maguire was found guilty by a Greek court in Syros on Tuesday of aggravated assault, resistance to arrest and attempted corruption and was given a 21-month suspended prison sentence after a “disorder” last Thursday evening.

United confirmed that Maguire’s legal team filed an appeal on Wednesday morning, which immediately quashed the guilty verdict.

And here’s what former USA and England striker Rooney told talkSPORT about Maguire:

“Knowing Harry as I know him is absolutely not his character. It’s out of character, all that would have been reported.

“I couldn’t understand how it went in court, he was found guilty and sentenced within about two hours… how did it go?”

“Harry is not that kind of person at all. He was there with his girlfriend, his family and his friends and their girlfriends, so it’s not a bunch of guys, where sometimes things happen.

“So in my opinion something happened that maybe provoked him. It’s just out of character, it’s not him at all. I just think that as a nation, as a people, we are too quick to judge.

“Obviously he has been convicted and there is an appeal, so the minute there is no charge against his name until the next court date. “

Wayne Rooney and Harry Maguire in United v Hull game in 2017 (Image: Getty Images 2017)


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