Manchester United captain Harry Maguire told police officers 'do you know who I am' after brawl arrest, court told

Harry Maguire Credit: AP

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire reportedly told police officers ‘do you know who I am,’ following his arrest after a brawl on the Greek island of Mykonos, prosecutors told court.

Maguire, 27, who was released from custody over the weekend, was not present at the trial on the nearby island of Syros.

The England defender and two other unnamed defendants have been charged with assault and swearing in public, and Maguire has also been accused of attempting to bribe a police officer following his arrest last week.

Despite the ongoing court case in Greece, Maguire has been named in the England squad by manager Gareth Southgate.

The prosecution told court that when Maguire was taken to a police station, he told officers: “Do you know who I am? I am the captain of Manchester United. I am very rich, I can give you money, I can pay you, please let us go.”

The court was told when officers tried to calm the situation, one of them was punched.

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However Maguire’s defence team, which includes one of Greek’s top human rights lawyers, Alexis Anagnostakis, told the court that his client did not “beat anyone, accost anyone or injured anyone” after he was charged.

Mr Anagnostakis told the Greek court that when Maguire and the two other defendants arrived at a police station, Maguire was kicked in the leg by police officers who told him “your career is over.”

Maguire’s lawyer told the court in Syros that two Albanian men injected the footballer’s sister, Daisy, with an unknown substance and she immediately fainted.

She asked to be taken to a hospital, but instead they were taken to a police station, the court heard.

Maguire and the two other defendants are being tried under fast-track procedures which are usually completed in a single session of court unless procedural delays occur.

Maguire became the world's most expensive defender after his £80m move last summer from Leicester.

Along with the rest of Manchester United's squad, he had been given two weeks off - ahead of the club's next competitive fixture in September, when they are due to start their 2020/21 Premier League season against Crystal Palace.

Maguire has pleaded not guilty to all the charges levelled against him.