Wayne Rooney sends message to Man United captain Harry Maguire

Wayne Rooney believes the Harry Maguire incident in Mykonos is out of character and supported the Manchester United captain’s version of events. Maguire was found guilty in a Greek court in Syros on Tuesday of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and attempts of bribery and was handed a 21-month suspended sentence after a ‘disturbance’ last Thursday night. United confirmed Maguire’s legal team had lodged an appeal on Wednesday morning, which immediately overturned the guilty verdict. Maguire and his legal team remain convinced that Maguire will ultimately be found not guilty. They plan to include previously unseen video and forensic evidence on Maguire and his sister Daisy in their case, which will help to prove their version of events. MEN Sport also understands there are no immediate plans to strip Maguire of the United captaincy. And former Old Trafford skipper Rooney has thrown his weight behind the defender. “Knowing Harry the way I know him, it’s completely not his character,” the former United and England striker told talkSPORT. “It’s out of character, everything that was reported to have happened. “I couldn’t get my head around how it went to court, he was found guilty and sentenced all within the space of about two hours… how has that happened? “Harry’s not that type of person at all. He was out there with his girlfriend, his family and friends and their girlfriends, so it’s not a group of lads, where sometimes things happen. “So, in my opinion, something has gone on that has maybe provoked him. It’s just out of character, it’s not him at all. I just think as a nation, as people, we are too quick to judge. “Obviously he was found guilty and there’s an appeal, so at the minute there’s no charges now against his name until the next court date.”
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