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Man Utd captain Maguire arrested after ‘alleged incident’ in Greece

Harry Maguire arrested

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 16: Harry Maguire of Manchester United looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park on July 16, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images )

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Harry Maguire arrested: The Manchester United captain was arrested on Thursday following an “alleged incident” on the Greek island of Mykonos, the club confirmed on Friday.

UPDATE: Sky Sports has shed further light on the alleged situation following a statement from Greek police. There was an alleged altercation between three foreigners and police officers, as well as accusations of bribery to avoid charges and trial after the incident. Maguire is not listed by name as one of the individuals.

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“The club is aware of an alleged incident involving Harry Maguire in Mykonos last night,” Man United said in a brief statement. “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 has since been transferred to Syros, another of the Greek islands, where he is currently being held. Police are continuing their investigation into the matter.

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Maguire was on vacation in Greece after United wrapped up their season with a defeat in the Europa League semifinals at the hands of Sevilla. Players are currently enjoying a brief break before reporting for the start of the 2020-21 Premier League season, which is set to kick off on Sept. 12. Due to their participation in the UEL, however, United will be given an extra week before starting their season again Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Sept. 19.

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