Man United: Harry Maguire ‘won’t travel to Greece for retrial’ after conviction overturned
Harry Maguire ‘will not travel to Greece for a retrial’ over an overturned conviction for assaulting a police officer in Mykanos in August 2020… with the Manchester United defender ‘testifying via video link’
- Harry Maguire’s appeal hearing in Greece will begin next month
- The Manchester United captain faces a retrial over an overturned conviction
- There is apparently no obligation for Maguire to attend the hearing in person
Harry Maguire will reportedly remain in the UK while his retrial awaits in Greece after an overturned conviction for assaulting a police officer.
The Manchester United captain and England defender was previously given a 21-month suspended sentence after being arrested while on holiday in Mykonos in 2020.
Maguire was involved in a fight with his family while on the Greek island and claimed at the time he believed he had been “kidnapped” when he was arrested.
He spent two nights in a cell before being released. A court hearing followed, at which Maguire received his sentence. His appeal means he has no criminal record under Greek law.
The 30-year-old is hoping to clear his name and is preparing to appear in court via video link, sources say Mirror.
Man United’s Harry Maguire will not travel to Greece for his retrial next month, according to reports
The trial will take place in June on the picturesque neighboring island of Syros.
However, there is reportedly no obligation for him to attend in person.
Maguire claimed he was protecting his sister Daisy after she was allegedly approached by two men and she was injected with an unknown substance and kept losing consciousness.
He insists he did not commit a crime and claims the police beat him when he was arrested.
The Man United captain went on to say he was hit in the legs and said his playing career was over.
The England international was previously found guilty of assaulting a police officer in an incident outside a bar.
Maguire told the BBC about the ordeal after returning from Greece three years ago, explaining: “It was horrific – it’s not something I ever want to do again.”
“I don’t wish it on anyone.” It’s the first time I’ve ever been in prison.
Maguire (centre) is attempting to have his vacated conviction for assaulting a police officer overturned
“I have great faith in Greek law that the retrial will give us more time to prepare, collect evidence and allow witnesses to enter the court.” “I am really confident that the truth will come out.”
Meanwhile, Maguire looks set to leave Old Trafford in the summer after struggling to secure a place in Erik ten Hag’s starting team.
A consistent benchman for much of the season, he made just 15 Premier League appearances and started just seven of those games.
The world’s most expensive defender could end the season with two titles.
Ten Hag’s United are preparing to face Manchester City in the FA Cup final on Saturday 3 June, having already won the Carabao Cup.