Man Utd’s Maguire guilty of assault, bribery


Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been found guilty of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and repeated attempts of bribery following his trial after an altercation with police officers on the Greek island of Syros.

Maguire, who was released from custody over the weekend, was not present at the trial. Sentencing is expected shortly.

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Maguire has been named in the squad for England’s Nations League double header against Iceland and Denmark next month.

England coach Gareth Southgate had backed Maguire before Tuesday’s guilty verdict.

“It’s clearly a decision that is not straightforward and a decision I could only take on the information I have,” Southgate said. “I’ve spoken to Harry and I have the insight to the story which is very different to what is being reported.

“You can only make decisions on facts you are aware of. If the information changes down the line, I will have to review that decision.”

Maguire had been on holiday on Mykonos since United’s season ended with a 2-1 defeat to Sevilla in the Europa League semifinals earlier this month.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.