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Harry Maguire reportedly arrested after altercation at Greek bar

United say Maguire is co-operating with Greek authorities.

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Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has reportedly been arrested by Greek authorities after an altercation in a bar on the island of Mykonos. According to a local police officer, Maguire “was verbally abusive to an officer and then hit him”, after which Maguire and two others were taken to the local police station.

The Mirror reported that a fight initially broke out between two groups of Englishmen, whereupon the police became involved. United have confirmed that they are “aware” of the “alleged incident”, and that Maguire is “fully co-operating with the Greek authorities.” Maguire had travelled to Greece after United’s season ended in elimination from the Europa League by Sevilla on Monday, and according to the Guardian, he had celebrated the birthday of snooker player Judd Trump (no relation) on the island.

There might not be as quick a resolution to the situation as Maguire and United would like, as the centre-back is said to have been moved to a cell on the neighbouring island of Syros, where he will face a public prosecutor and is expected to be charged with aggravated assault.