Out-of-favour football star Harry Maguire has expressed concerns about his future at Manchester United after enjoying a sunny holiday in Portugal with his family and friends.
The 30-year-old is undergoing intensive training in preparation for next season at a top specialist football camp in the Algarve run by legendary defender Ricardo Carvalho.
Three years after a sunshine break on the Greek island of Mykonos, the England defender’s trip to Europe with eight family members and friends turned ugly when he was found guilty of assault and attempted bribery.
A court on the island of Syros handed Maguire a 21-month and 10-day suspended prison sentence after he was found guilty of assaulting police, resisting arrest and attempted bribery.
His brother Joe and friend Christopher Sherman were both given 13-month sentences, also suspended for three years.
Out-of-favour football star Harry Maguire has expressed concern over his future at Manchester United as he jetted off to Portugal to enjoy a sun holiday with his wife Fern (pictured together) and other family and friends.
Maguire was seen relaxing and drinking a pint as speculation began over his future at Man United
Maguire sinks pints of beer and chats with friends – including former England striker Peter Crouch (left).
The Manchester United defender was convicted in 2020 of assaulting six officers and then trying to bribe them at a police station while on holiday with eight family members and friends. Pictured: Maguire leaves a court building in Syros, Greece in 2020
Maguire launched an appeal which resulted in the automatic conviction being overturned and a retrial at a higher court. If he is found guilty again, he cannot get a harsher punishment.
The defender’s hearing was delayed by the pandemic and was due to take place in June before Maguire’s legal team asked for it to be postponed once more.
It has now been rescheduled for February 7, although Maguire is not expected to appear in person.
Despite mounting scrutiny and speculation about his future, Maguire was in good spirits as he relaxed with friends at a beach bar at the exclusive Quinta do Lago Algarve resort.
He sank pints of beer and chatted with friends – including former England striker Peter Crouch – as he soaked up the sun with his wife Fern and other family members.
In November, the defender said he had ‘no regrets’ about the clash with police.
His reputation took a hammering after the incident on August 21, 2020, when he was holidaying with a group including his now-wife Fern Hawkins, 28, his sister, Daisy, 24, and his brother Joe, 26, for £29,000. -Villa of the week in Mykonos.
After spending the day drinking at a beach club, they went to the exclusive Bonbonnier bar in Mykonos town centre, reportedly spending thousands.
Maguire soaked up the sunshine with his wife Fern (pictured) and other family members. The couple married in May 2022
The Manchester United defender has been soaking up the sun ahead of the new season. It is not yet clear whether he will stay at Man United
Former England striker Peter Crouch spotted at exclusive Algarve resort with Maguire
The 30-year-old defender has fallen out of favor under Man United manager Erik ten Hag.
The ex-Leicester City defender hasn’t let the open revisionism or speculation relax him
The Manchester United club captain puts his feet up while enjoying a beer at the Quinta do Lago Algarve resort.
Former and current England stars Peter Crouch and Harry Maguire spent time together on holiday in the Algarve
Harry Maguire and his wife Fern dipped their toes in the sea as they soaked up the sun in the Algarve this summer.
The bar closes at midnight, and Maguire’s group waits outside for a minibus to take them back.
The police spoke with them about what happened next. According to a transcript of a court hearing a few days later, Maguire and his group were arguing with two other men when they were spotted by plainclothes police.
Police claimed the four officers tried to ‘calm things down’. The two men left, but Maguire’s team ‘started causing trouble’.
Maguire is said to have become abusive, telling the officers: ‘F*** the police, f*** you all.’
But he claims his younger sister Daisy was approached by two men and began to drift in and out of consciousness after being injected with an unknown substance.
Instead of getting help, he said police beat him and denied officers’ allegations that he tried to bribe them.
The Man United club captain told The Times in November: ‘Some people will believe me, some people won’t.
‘But one thing I will say about Mykonos is that I have no regrets. I don’t care what the outcome is going to be. I don’t care to have anything to do with it because my conscience is very clear about what happened that night.
Maguire is undergoing intensive training at a top specialist football camp in the Algarve
The camp is run by legendary defender Ricardo Carvalho. Photo: Maguire and former Portugal defender Carvalho (R)
Back to work: Having returned from Portugal, the defender was pictured arriving at United’s training ground this morning
‘Those who were there that night, there were nine of us, we all understand what happened and what happened.’
Maguire’s holiday in Portugal comes as the England defender is still waiting to discuss whether he has a future at Old Trafford after falling out of favor with manager Erik ten Haag.
He arrived at United’s Carrington training complex on Saturday morning after returning from Portugal.
Manchester United are said to have put a £50m price tag on Maguire who has two years left on his contract and will sell the £190,000-a-week star ahead of the new season.
He became the most expensive defender in 2019 when he was signed by the Red Devils from Leicester City for £80 million.
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