Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes decision on Harry Maguire’s Man Utd return
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly given Harry Maguire an extended summer break following his Greek nightmare.
Red Devils captain Maguire was recently arrested while on holiday in the Greek island of Mykonos.
The defender is fighting to clear his name having originally been found guilty of assaulting police, resisting arrest and attempted bribery, though he has been granted an appeal and will have a retrial.
United players are due to return to Carrington on Wednesday with the start of the new Premier League season just two weeks away.
But The Sun report that Maguire will not join his team-mates until next weekend with Solskjaer giving him an extended break.
Maguire had been due to be with the England team for Nations League clashes with Iceland and Denmark though Gareth Southgate withdrew the former Leicester man from the squad.
Maguire has admitted his disappointment at that decision and is adamant his performances will not be affected.
He told the BBC: "I understand why but obviously I’m disappointed. I love playing for my country.
Harry Maguire gives verdict on remaining Man Utd captain following Mykonos ordeal
"Gareth has shown great faith in me. I have played every time I’ve been available and I know how much he respects me and the trust he has shown in me.
"They [Southgate and Solskjaer] have shown great support to me. They've been great, they have been on the phone and I thank them for that.
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"No, I don’t think it will affect my performances. I find it tough to speak about it…obviously it's been a tough time…I’m physically good and I’m mentally strong. I feel I can get over this.
“It has been a difficult time. My main focus is family but the next best thing to my family is football.
“Playing for United is something I love and the club have been great with me.”
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