Man United have no immediate plans to strip Harry Maguire of captaincy/ defender’s appeal against Tuesday’s verdict accepted

Maguire charged

Tuesday’s headline news in the footballing world was, of course, the trial of Manchester United centre-back, Harry Maguire.

Reports emerged last week claimed Maguire had been involved in a ‘very heated altercation’ on Thursday night whilst on holiday on the Greek island of Mykonos.

Local authorities were then believed to have been called to the scene.

In a statement released a short time later, it was then alleged that following the intervention of the police in the aforementioned ‘altercation’, Maguire, along with two others, became embroiled in a second dispute, which eventually became physical.

All three individuals involved were accused of attempting to evade arrest, before assaulting the officers involved.

The proceeding trial for said incident, as mentioned above, took place on Tuesday afternoon.

And after what seemed like a pretty short period, Maguire was officially found guilty on Tuesday.

Harry Maguire found GUILTY of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and repeated attempts of bribery.

— Martha Kelner (@marthakelner) August 25, 2020

The centre-back was handed a suspended sentence of 21 months and 10 days.

Harry Maguire handed a prison sentence of 21 months and 10 days. But this will be suspended because it is a first offence and charges were misdemeanours.

— Martha Kelner (@marthakelner) August 25, 2020

Fallout from Maguire’s sentencing

In the aftermath of the decision, it was announced that Maguire, who had been named in Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad earlier in the day, had been removed.

Gareth Southgate, who named his squad to face Iceland and Denmark at St. George’s Park earlier today, has provided an update:

— England (@England) August 25, 2020

Now, on Wednesday, the impact of the verdict on Maguire’s Man United future has been revealed.

And despite being found guilty of three charges and also being removed from the England squad, the Red Devils appear to be sticking by their centre-half.

As per the Telegraph:

Manchester United are standing by Harry Maguire and have no immediate plans to remove his captaincy following his suspended prison sentence for aggravated assault.

Crucially, it is added that Man United believe Maguire will eventually receive a favourable outcome on appeal and that there is forensic evidence of Maguire’s injuries.

Maguire’s defence would claim on Tuesday that he was kicked by officers and had his career threatened.

It has also been reported on Wednesday that Maguire’s legal team appealed against the verdict on Wednesday morning and it has since been accepted:

The appeal has been accepted and will lead to a full retrial in a more senior court. This means that Harry has no criminal record and is once again presumed innocent until proven guilty. Accordingly, he is not subject to any international travel restrictions. #mufc

— James Robson (@jamesrobsonES) August 26, 2020

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Maguire charged Tuesday’s headline news in the footballing world was, of course, the trial of Manchester United centre-back, Harry Maguire. Reports emerged last week claimed Maguire had been involved in a ‘very heated altercation’ on Thursday night whilst on holiday on the Greek island of Mykonos. Local authorities were then believed to have been calledFootball (soccer) greatest goals and highlights | 101 Great Goals – Feed

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