The last has not been heard on the Harry Maguire incident in Greece, with new reports emanating that he and his buddies had racked up a £63,000 tab in a Greek bar a day before the scuffle which ultimately led to their arrest.
The 27-year-old is the most expensive defender in history and took a well-deserved vacation with his fiancee to the Greek tourist destination of Mykonos after an arduous campaign that saw him make over 55 appearances in all competitions for Manchester United.
Things, however, unraveled for the Englnd international when news broke that he had been arrested in Mykonos on Thursday after partaking in a bar fight which was prompted by the goading of rival fans and the stabbing of his sister.
Maguire subsequently spent two nights in jail before his court appearance on Saturday where after a one-hour hearing, he pleaded not guilty and was subsequently released to go back to England upon his agreement with some terms.
Spending spree in Greek bar, repercussions set to follow
It appears Harry Maguire had ample company on his trip to Mykonos apart from his fiancee, with reports revealing that his group in the bar included Ross Barkley, Love Island’s Chris Hughes, snooker player Judd Trump, and Joe Maguire – Harry’s brother who plays for Accrington Stanley.
The merry group accrued a bill of £63,00o in under five hours and eye witnesses suggest that they ‘sank bottles of vintage champagne, firework-decorated cocktails and spirits.’
Their bar tab includes:
- £18,000 bottle of Dom Perignon Brut 2002
- £17,000 bottle of Armand de Brignac Champagne
- £750 on three bottles of Jack Daniel’s
- £820 on seven ribeye steaks
- Greek meze platters
- Waggyu beef rolls
They also hired out sunbeds to dance in the VIP section which cost more than £2,000.
Given Maguire’s status as captain of one of the most prestigious clubs in the world is extremely high standards, and it is expected of him to behave accordingly both on and off the field.
Although Manchester United have steered clear of the matter until a legal resolution has been reached, fans of the club have voiced their displeasure at the antics of their captain and the naive way he carried himself in the face of constant jeering by rival supporters.
They are calling for him to be stripped of the captaincy, while reports also suggest that England manager Gareth Southgate might not include the former Leicester City man in his squad for the upcoming set of international fixtures.
After a brief break, Manchester United would resume their Premier League campaign when they trade tackles with Crystal Palace on September 19 and this is far from the preparation that Solksjaer would have wanted, while it is currently unclear whether Harry Maguire would be a part of the team to start the campaign.