Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire said on Thursday he was “scared” for his life and thought he was the victim of a kidnapping when he was arrested on a Greek holiday island.

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire returned to training at Carrington for the first time on Monday since his ill-fated trip to Mykonos.

Maguire had been set to be on England duty alongside United youngster Mason Greenwood this week.

But having initially been named in the squad by Gareth Southgate last month, he was duly dropped after a Greek court found Maguire guilty of repeated bodily harm, attempted bribery, and violence against public employees.


The 27-year-old was handed a suspended prison sentence of 21 months and 10 days but the United captain has been granted a full retrial after appealing the convictions.

Maguire had been present at Old Trafford on Sunday night, where he watched Soccer Aid, as an England XI compromising football legends and celebrities lost on penalties to a World XI after a 1-1 draw.

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