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Harry Maguire found guilty of violence and bribery, gets 21 months prison sentence

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been found guilty of violence and bribery and has been sentenced to 21 months and 10 days in prison after his trial on the Greek island of Syros.

The England defender, 27, was found guilty of repeated bodily harm, attempted bribery, violence against public employees and insult after arrest on Mykonos.

Maguire said after Tuesday's verdict that he had instructed his legal team with immediate effect to inform the courts they will be appealing.

The Manchester United captain in his words said:

"I remain strong and confident regarding our innocence in this matter - if anything myself, family and friends are the victims,"

Recall that Maguire had been included in England's squad amid his trial in Greece. However,
England manager Gareth Southgate later on Tuesday withdrew him from the squad for September's Nations League games against Iceland and Denmark.

His colleague added that Maguire had said to him: "Please, let me go. I am very rich. I can pay. I am the leader of Manchester United."

The defence argued that this request may have been lost in translation and suggested Maguire may have been asking to pay a "fine" to be released.

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