Harry Maguire will NOT join Man Utd squad for pre-season as Solskjaer gives defender extended break after Greece verdict
HARRY MAGUIRE has been given an extended break by Manchester United following his Greek nightmare.
Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will let his captain, 27, return to training later than the rest of the squad.
Maguire is fighting to clear his name after being found guilty of assaulting police, resisting arrest and attempted bribery in Mykonos.
United’s players are due back at Carrington on Wednesday but Maguire will not link up until the weekend.
Wolves’ Conor Coady has been called up by England as replacement for Maguire, who was originally named in their squad before being axed after Tuesday’s guilty verdict.
There was also a first senior call-up for Arsenal utility man Ashley Maitland-Niles last night.
England’s 25-man squad report to St George’s Park tomorrow for coronavirus testing.
Boss Gareth Southgate’s team face Iceland in Reykjavik on Saturday before playing Denmark in Copenhagen three days later.
Having been found guilty in a Syros court, Maguire successfully appealed, meaning there will now be a retrial.
After that, he held more talks with Southgate and again made himself available for the upcoming matches.
But Southgate stressed he should take some time away.
The defender looks certain to return to the squad, though, for a triple header in October at home to Wales, Belgium and Denmark.
Solskjaer will be missing other players this week, too.
Paul Pogba is self isolating after contracting coronavirus while Aaron Wan-Bissaka is in quarantine for 14 days after going on holiday to Dubai.
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