Man United: Harry Maguire unwinds with family in low-key holiday to Devon


Harry Maguire has opted for a far more modest holiday than his England team-mates after losing the Euro 2020 final by heading to Devon with his family.  

Maguire, 28, was seen enjoying the sunshine on the south coast as he made the trip with fiancee Fern Hawkins, their two daughters, Lillie Saint and Piper Rose, as well as his younger sister Daisy and mother Zoe.  

The Manchester United centre back is enjoying a well-earned break following the summer tournament with England.

He spent time at a fish and chips shop before the family enjoyed some drinks in the sun on a roof terrace.

Fans of Maguire and tourists in the area were quick to notice the towering 6ft4′ defender and he was all smiles as he posed for photographs.

Maguire also happily signed autographs and looked to be enjoying his downtime with a far more modest trip than the one he made to Greece a year ago. 

Many of England’s squad have made extravagant trips abroad with new Manchester United signing Jadon Sancho, who will play alongside Maguire next season, heading out to Turks and Caicos on a private jet with Marcus Rashford, also of the Red Devils.

England star Harry Maguire (middle) was mobbed by fans and tourists as he enjoyed a low-key holiday with family in Devon

England star Harry Maguire (middle) was mobbed by fans and tourists as he enjoyed a low-key holiday with family in Devon

Maguire made the trip with his fiancee Fern Hawkins as well as their two daughters, Lillie Saint and Piper Rose

Maguire was stopped for a selfie by a tourist on the street in Devon

Maguire made the trip with his fiancee Fern Hawkins as well as their two daughters and he was all smiles to take selfies

Many of England’s squad, including Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, Chelsea’s Mason Mount, and United’s Luke Shaw, chose to go out to the party island of Mykonos in Greece.

Leeds’ Kalvin Phillips and Arsenal-bound Ben White have also been spotted out in Greece in recent weeks.  

It was there 12 months ago that Maguire endured a nightmare holiday which saw him arrested and charged by Greek police following a brawl one night. 

Maguire was arrested by a team of undercover police drafted in from mainland Greece to target organised crime in Mykonos last summer.

The incident was sparked after claims that the England star’s sister Daisy had been injected with a substance by two Albanian men as they waited for a minibus in the Fabrika part of the island.

Daisy Maguire (left) was seen in Devon, as was Maguire's fiancee Fern Hawkins (middle), as they walked the streets

Daisy Maguire (left) was seen in Devon, as was Maguire’s fiancee Fern Hawkins (middle), as they walked the streets 

It marks a far more low key holiday than he had a year ago and that many of his England team-mates took after Euro 2020 final

It marks a far more low key holiday than he had a year ago and that many of his England team-mates took after Euro 2020 final

The Devon trip is more low-key than his Mykonos, Greece, trip a year ago where he was found guilty of assaulting police, verbal abuse, and attempted bribery in Greece. He was charged but has since appealed after denying all of the allegations

The Devon trip is more low-key than his Mykonos, Greece, trip a year ago where he was found guilty of assaulting police, verbal abuse, and attempted bribery in Greece. He was charged but has since appealed after denying all of the allegations

The incident in Mykonos last year was sparked after claims that his sister Daisy (left) had been injected with substance

 The incident in Mykonos last year was sparked after claims that his sister Daisy (left) had been injected with substance

Charges Harry Maguire, his brother Joe and friend Christopher Sharman were found guilty of after Mykonos brawl

Harry Maguire

GUILTY: Assault

GUILTY: Verbal abuse

GUILTY: Assault against police officers

GUILTY: Attempted bribery

Joe Maguire 

GUILTY: Assault

GUILTY: Assault against police officers

GUILTY: Attempted bribery  

Christopher Sharman

GUILTY: Assault

GUILTY: Assault against police officers

GUILTY: Verbal abuse

As a result a brawl broke out – including his brother Joe and friend Christopher Sharman.

The 28-year-old – who was found guilty of assaulting and trying to bribe Greek police – denied the accusations and claimed he was the victim just hours after the court ruling.

Maguire also told the BBC that he thought he was being kidnapped by fake police in Mykonos and that he tried to run away ‘in fear for his life’ after they hit him in the legs and told him he ‘won’t play again’.

Maguire launched an immediate appeal after being given a suspended prison sentence for his part in the brawl on the holiday island.

Under Greek law an appeal will see Maguire given a retrial with the higher tribunal having up to eight years to hear the case. 

Panaghiotis Poulios – the island’s chief prosecutor – has said he wants the case closed sooner rather than later, despite the potential of an eight-year appeal time frame.  

He told the Guardian in March: ‘My clients want to see the end of this matter’.

The lawyer, who represented two of the policemen during last year’s one-day trial, has previously reiterated the fact that Maguire would be be treated ‘more leniently’ if he apologised for the incident. 

‘In Greek criminal law if an apology is made, if you accept you are guilty, you are treated more leniently,’ he added.

‘My clients were just doing their jobs and were injured in the incident. They are still expecting an apology and living in hope that, before long, he will say sorry to them.’ 

Maguire, visibly shaken, walked the BBC through the clash in Mykonos last summer in what was his first interview following his release. 

England stars Mason Mount (left), Declan Rice (middle) and Luke Shaw (right) enjoyed a holiday out in Mykonos

 England stars Mason Mount (left), Declan Rice (middle) and Luke Shaw (right) enjoyed a holiday out in Mykonos  

Rashford was pictured on board a private jet as he looks to relax ahead of the new season

Sancho has become a team-mate of Rashford at Manchester United after completing a medical

Marcus Rashford (above left) and Jadon Sancho (right) jetted off on holiday together to the Turks and Caicos islands

‘My initial thought was that we are being kidnapped,’ he said.

‘We got on our knees and put our hands in the air and then they just started hitting us in the legs saying my career’s over, no more football, you won’t play again.

‘And at this point I thought there was no chance these are police, I don’t know who they are, so I tried to run away, I feared for my life.’

On the idea of apologising to get a more ‘lenient’ sentence, Maguire added: ‘I don’t feel like I owe an apology to anybody, an apology is for when you’ve done something wrong.

‘I regret being in the situation. Obviously the situation’s made it difficult, I play for one of the biggest clubs in the world so I regret putting the fans and the club through this.’

HARRY MAGUIRE’S 2020 MYKONOS NIGHTMARE

Harry Maguire was arrested by a team of undercover police drafted in from mainland Greece to target organised crime in Mykonos last summer.

The incident was sparked after claims that the England star’s sister, Daisy, had been injected with a substance by two Albanian men as they waited for a minibus in the Fabrika part of the island. As a result a brawl broke out – including his brother Joe and friend Christopher Sharman. 

The 28-year-old – who was found guilty of assaulting and trying to bribe Greek police – denied the accusations and claimed he was the victim just hours after the court ruling. 

Maguire also told the BBC that he thought he was being kidnapped by fake police in Mykonos and that he tried to run away ‘in fear for his life’ after they hit him in the legs and told him he ‘won’t play again’. 

Maguire launched an immediate appeal after being given a suspended prison sentence for his part in the brawl on the holiday island.  Under Greek law, an appeal will see Maguire given a retrial with the higher tribunal having up to eight years to hear the case.

Despite the fact the legal proceedings could take place as late as 2028,  Panaghiotis Poulios – the island’s chief prosecutor – has said he wants the case to closed sooner rather than later.