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Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has pleaded not guilty to charges related to an alleged altercation with police on the Greek island of Mykonos.
The 27-year-old centre-back was in holiday in Greece after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side lost to eventual Europa League winners Sevilla in last Sunday’s semi-final in Cologne.
Maguire was arrested on Thursday evening along with two other Britons following an incident in Mykonos, with the world’s most expensive defender appearing in court on Saturday morning.
The case has been adjourned until a hearing on Tuesday and the defender will now leave Greece.
United said in a statement: “Following the appearance in court today we note the adjournment of the case to allow the legal team to consider the case file.
“Harry has pleaded not guilty to the charges. It would be inappropriate for the player or club to comment further while the legal process takes its course.”
The charges against Maguire, getting into an altercation, were considered misdemeanours.
It means that Maguire can be represented by his lawyers in court in the hearing scheduled on August 25, and he is free to leave Greece.
Maguire reportedly stepped in to defend his sister Daisy after he was taunted by rival fans before the brawl broke out.
Mykonos Voice reports that Daisy was then stabbed in the arm with a “sharp object”, which left her bleeding.
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Constantine Darivas, the lawyer acting on behalf of Maguire, told Greek media that the player denies any allegations.
“The process is ongoing. Maguire is in great condition,” Darivas said yesterday.
“We'll be able to say more tomorrow morning.
“He denies the allegations and I am fully convinced that tomorrow he will be released without any charges.”
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