Coach of Manchester United Manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has announced that Harry Maguire will remain captain of Manchester United this season, despite his role in a Greek court case.
Last month, Maguire was granted a 21-month suspended sentence after the England lawyer was found guilty of attacking a police officer, cursing, resisting arrest and misconduct after an altercation on Mykonos Island, Greece.
The incident was reportedly ignited after Maguire appeared to be in a bar, his family and friends were taunted and assaulted.
Maguire, 27, has denied the offences and has launched an appeal which nullifies the verdict.
The nullified verdict means he has no criminal record and can play football until his retrial begins.
Following the original court verdict, Maguire was withdrawn from England’s squad for their recent international trips.
United boss Solskjaer, however, says he will not punish his centre-back by stripping him of the captaincy.
“He’s handled it really well and, of course, I’ll be here to support him,” Solskjaer told United’s website.
“He is going to be our captain. We’ll just leave Harry and his people and the process to run.”
“Of course, Harry, as you said, had a difficult summer. He didn’t have a long break,” Solskjaer said.
“His break was different to others as we gave him a few more days and, after, he’s come back and looked fine.
“For me, he is a top, an absolute top human being and has always been a positive guy with the right values. So I really hope we can see Harry performing at his best.”
Maguire joined United for £80 million ($102 million) from Leicester, making him the world’s most expensive defender.