MYKONOS: Harry Maguire has had his appeal accepted and will get a full retrial in “a more senior court” in Greece while his convictions have been nullified pending the new court case.
Maguire was dropped from Gareth Southgate’s England squad after being convicted of assaulting a police officer, swearing, resisting arrest and bribery by a Greek court.
United later confirmed an appeal had been lodged, and accepted, meaning that a full retrial would now take place, but it likely to be held in months rather than weeks.
It also means that Maguire’s convictions have been erased while the new trial is being arranged.
“The appeal has been accepted and will lead to a full retrial in a more senior court. This means that Harry has no criminal record and is once again presumed innocent until proven guilty. Accordingly, he is not subject to any international travel restrictions.”
It is understood no date has yet been fixed, and while the club would like the matter dealt with as soon as possible, they recognise it could be a number of months before the appeal is heard.