Harry Maguire’s lawyer ‘confident’ ahead of player’s second night behind bars

Harry Maguire will spend Friday night in a Greek jail but his lawyer is confident that he will be released without charge on Saturday.

The Manchester United captain has been accused of being involved in two separate attacks on police officers in one night on the Greek island of Mykonos.

England centre-back Maguire, the world’s most expensive defender, and two other men were held overnight in a police cell after an incident on the greek island of Mykonos on Thursday.

Police in Greece say that the 27 year-old and the two other men, allegedly "turned against them, insulting and hitting a police officer with fists" in the town, before being driven to the holiday island's police station where they resisted arrest and began "pushing and beating three police officers".

It is also alleged that one of the three men is accused of attempted bribery by trying "to offer money so that the trial against them would not be completed".

They have not disclosed whether that accusation is against Maguire.

Maguire and the men were transferred to the island of Syros by boat on Friday afternoon.

They are due to face a state prosecutor on Saturday morning at 11am local time (9am BST).

The lawyer acting on behalf of Maguire, Constantine Darivas, has spoken to media in Greece and says the United centre-back denies the allegations.

"The process is ongoing. Maguire is in great condition.

"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.”

A statement from United on Friday confirmed they were aware of the allegations and had been in contact with the defender, stating he was "fully co-operating".

Their statement read: "The club is aware of an alleged incident involving Harry Maguire in Mykonos last night.

"Contact has been made with Harry and he is fully co-operating with the Greek authorities.

"At this time we will be making no further comment."

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