Manchester United defender Harry Maguire has been given another chance to prove his innocence after initially being convicted of all charges. After a course of unfortunate events that have unfolded, the player was able to recall the events from his perspective.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with the BBC, Maguire claimed that he feared for his life when the police arrested him in Mykonos.
According to the Manchester United captain, the Greek police who were in plain clothes did not identify themselves and proceeded to pull over the minibus in which Maguire and his group were travelling.
Maguire went on to state that he was thrown off the vehicle by the police and said that his playing days are over while kicking his legs. The 27-year-old attempted to escape with handcuffs on since he had no clue about the identity of the people who pulled them over.
“They hit me a lot on the legs. It wasn’t on my mind. I was in that much of a panic. Fear. Scared for my life.”
Breaking down during the interview, Maguire added that the verdict was “horrible” and he “couldn’t quite believe it”. The player was convicted of all the charges which included repeated bodily harm, attempted bribery, violence against public employees and insult.
I don’t feel I owe an apology to anybody: Maguire
Harry Maguire responded with strong words by asserting that he does not owe an apology since he has done nothing wrong. The player denies the bribery or harming any official with punches. He added:
“An apology is something when you have done something wrong.”
He said: “I don’t wish it on anybody. Obviously the situation has made it difficult for one of the biggest clubs in the world, so I regret putting the fans and the club through this, but I did nothing wrong.
“I found myself in a situation where it could have happened to anybody and anywhere.”
Rough start for Manchester United
With the season expected to start soon, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is posed with several problems.
While club captain is embroiled deep in controversy, two key players Paul Pogba and Aaron Wan Bissaka might miss the start of the campaign as a result of quarantine rules. Moreover, the club is facing heat from the fans after falling behind in the transfer market while the rivals stack their squad up ahead of the campaign.
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