Southgate could recall Man United’s Harry Maguire to England squad in October


Maguire out of England set-up

It was, of course, confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that Manchester United and England star Harry Maguire had been found guilty of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and repeated attempts of bribery following an incident on the Greek island of Mykonos.

Maguire was swiftly handed a suspended prison sentence of 21 months and 10 days, meaning, as things stand, the 27-year-old won’t actually face any time behind bars.

What did follow, though, was Maguire’s removal from the England squad, after the stopper had initially been selected by Gareth Southgate.

Maguire to return in October?

Following Tuesday’s verdict, Maguire’s legal team quickly submitted an appeal, which was accepted on Wednesday.

The appeal, in turn, will now result in a full retrial in a more senior court.

Crucially, it also means that Maguire does not yet have a criminal record, and is once again presumed innocent until proven guilty:

As outlined above, meanwhile, after being granted an appeal, Maguire also looks set to be handed another chance by Gareth Southgate.

The Times reported on Thursday that Maguire could yet be called up to the England squad for the country’s October fixtures, with Southgate having not yet closed the door on the United captain.

England will face all of Wales, Belgium and Denmark in October.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.