Harry Maguire set for Man Utd captaincy talks after he's given suspended 21-month sentence following Mykonos brawl

HARRY MAGUIRE will reportedly sit down with Manchester United officials to discuss his role as club captain following his Mykonos brawl.

The defender 27, was found guilty of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and attempted bribery following a clash with police on the Greek Island.

But Maguire escaped a jail term and was instead handed a fine and a 21-month and ten day suspended sentence.

He was then axed from the England squad in a dramatic U-turn – less that six hours after being picked by Gareth Southgate.

Now, according to Sky Sports, then former Leicester star will sit down with United to discuss his role as the team's leader.

But according to reporter James Cooper, Maguire is expected to KEEP the armband.

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He adds: "What I'm told right now is there is no suggestion that Harry Maguire will have the captaincy taken from him.

"Manchester United have been as supportive as any club could possibly be in these circumstances

"There will be conversations ongoing and this matter certainly isn't closed.

"A lot of it depends on face-to-face chats between Harry Maguire, Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ed Woodward.

"Then, perhaps a decision will be made."

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United have already confirmed the player will appeal the sentence and "continues to strongly assert his innocence".

Maguire released his own brief statement where he declared he and his family are the real victims.

He said: "Following the hearing, I have instructed my legal team with immediate effect to inform the courts we will be appealing.

"I remain strong + confident regarding our innocence in this matter – if anything myself, family + friends are the victims. #MUFC".

He also posted on Instagram: "Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth – Buddha."

His brother Joe and pal Chris Sharman, who stood trial alongside him, were given suspended sentences of 13 months after also being found guilty.

The verdicts come after a bombshell one-day trial heard how the brawl between cops and the trio erupted when Maguire's sister Daisy was "injected with a rape drug".

One cop required first aid when handcuffed Maguire attempted to break free – as another pal yelled "f**k, f**k the police".

After they were taken inside a police station, £190,000-a-week Maguire boasted about how "rich" he was as he tried to pay police off, it was said.

 

He allegedly bragged: "Do you know who I am? I am the captain of Manchester United, I am very rich, I can give you money, I can pay you, please let us go”.

The 27-year-old is then said to have continued boasting about how "very rich" he is, adding: "I am the captain of Manchester United".

Maguire – who replaced Ashley Young as Manchester United captain in January – is due to return to competitive action for the Red Devils when their season starts on September 19 against Crystal Palace.


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