Manchester United’s manager has said Harry Maguire is an “absolute top human being” and will remain the club’s captain despite being convicted of assaulting a police officer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed the defender – a week before his side are due to play Crystal Palace in their first game of the season.
Maguire was handed a 21-month sentence for assaulting a police officer, swearing, resisting arrest and attempted bribery on the Greek island of Mykonos last month.
The 27-year-old has since filed an appeal against his conviction and will get a retrial in a more senior court on a date yet to be announced.
His appeal nullifies the verdict and means Maguire has no criminal record ahead of a full retrial.
Solskjaer told Manchester United’s official website, “He’s handled it really well and, of course, I’ll be here to support him.
“He is going to be our captain.
“We’ll just leave Harry and his people and the process to run.”