Harry Maguire pleads not guilty to charges after alleged police altercation as Man United release fresh statement

Manchester United have confirmed Harry Maguire has pleaded not guilty to charges following an alleged altercation with police while on holiday in Mykonos.

The United captain has been released from custody pending a hearing which will be heard on the island of Syros on Tuesday.

Maguire will be represented at the hearing by his legal team, leaving him to travel back to Manchester this weekend.

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A United statement said: “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.”

Maguire was enjoying an end-of-season break following United’s elimination from the Europa League at the hands of Sevilla last Sunday.

Team-mates Marcus Rashford and Brandon Williams are also holidaying in Mykonos but were not with Maguire on the evening of the alleged incident.

Maguire was handed United’s captaincy by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in January, only five months after joining from Leicester City for £80m – a world record fee for a defender.

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