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Harry Maguire’s Manchester United team-mate Dan James is put through his paces in Mykonos

Manchester United star Daniel James has jetted out to Mykonos to take some time away before the start of the new season.

The 22-year-old winger has been seen being put through his paces over several high-intensity drills on the same Greek island where club captain Harry Maguire was arrested after a bar brawl last week.

But despite the ongoing furore surrounding the England defender, United still return to action next month and James appears more determined than ever to raise his standards.

Having flown to Mykonos after United’s Europa League semi-final defeat by Sevilla, a series of social media posts show James gearing up for the new campaign at an exclusive elite-athlete resort.

Mykonos Performance have proved popular with an array of Premier League stars in recent years during pre-season, and claim on their website that the players are provided with the ‘perfect conditions to optimise performance in style’. 

Their clients, James included, are able to benefit from fitness and wellness services while still enjoying some well-deserved time away in the sunshine. 

The Wales international endured a mixed first campaign at Old Trafford and will be targeting consistency when the new season gets underway. 

He scored in three of his first four top-flight clashes, including a debut strike against Chelsea, and then provided five assists across nine games shortly after that.

But after a bright start following his move from Swansea, James was heavily criticised for his ineffective displays from the substitutes’ bench. 

James’ team-mate Maguire, meanwhile, spent two nights in a cell on the island after the reported incident. 

He has been accused of assaulting local plain clothes police officers after his sister, Daisy, was injured with a ‘sharp object’ – according to Greek media.

It is believed Maguire’s legal representatives believe they have a strong case to clear his name after he pleaded not guilty to the charges facing him. 

His trial is set for Tuesday, but Maguire will not have to attend.  

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