Manchester United captain Harry Maguire ‘arrested’ on Greek island
Local media in Greece are reporting that Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been arrested by authorities following an alleged fight on the Greek island of Myokonos.
The English international was arrested alongside two other Britons and is said to be ‘fully cooperating’ with the investigation as they attempt to get to the root of the matter.
Speaking of the incident, Manchester United said in a statement: “The club is aware of an alleged incident involving Harry Maguire in Mykonos last night.
“Contact has been made with Harry and he is fully co-operating with the Greek authorities. At this time, we will be making no further comments.”
The 27-year-old signed for Manchester United last summer, making him the most expensive defender in history, going on to make 55 appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils – including all 38 of their Premier League games – and was subsequently named club captain in his first season.
Following the conclusion of their campaign with the Europa League elimination by Sevilla, Maguire took a trip to the Greek tourist hotspot alongside his fiancee Fern Hawkins – with whom he has two daughters – and she took to Instagram to post pictures o the pair relaxing in Mykonos.
Maguire is taking a well-deserved break to recharge his batteries ahead of the start of next season which is scheduled to begin on September 12, with Manchester United set to trade tackles with Crystal Palace a week later.
This arrest would come as a source of unwelcome distraction for Manchester United as they plan their transfer strategy, including the potential signing Jadon Sancho in their bid to stake their claim as title contenders next season.
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