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Police arrested Manchester United captain in Greece

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Local police have claimed the Old Trafford club captain was involved in an altercation while on holiday on the Greek island of Mykonos

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire is “to be charged with aggravated assault” after an alleged altercation on holiday in Greece, local police have stated. 

The defender, 27, is fully cooperating with Greek police, according to his club, having been on holiday on the Greek island of Mykonos with friends and family following the conclusion of the season.

A police spokesman, Petros Vassilakis, told media outlets: “When the brawl was all sorted out, one of the two groups – with the football players – started verbally abusing officers. 

“There were several policemen there. At some point, one of the three members of the group – they were aged 27, 28, and 29 – threw a swing at one of the policemen and a fight ensued.

“All of the three were arrested but during the effort to do so, the other two, including the football player, got violent also. They threw down at least two policemen, hit them with their fists and kicked them.

“I can’t tell you what they were telling us. All English swear words against the authorities and against the work of the police. All three, including the football player, are being held in custody, locked up in Mykonos cell.

“They will appear before a state prosecutor on the island of Syros later today to be charged with aggravated assault.

The police claimed that “one of the detainees then tried to offer money so that the trial against them would not be completed”.

Manchester United issued a statement following the reports: “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 cooperating with the Greek authorities. At this time we will be making no further comment.”

Maguire moved to Old Trafford last summer in an £80 million ($105m) move from Leceister city, and has quickly established himself as a key figure under manager Solskjaer.

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