Non-league footballer Jordan Sinnott has died ages 25 (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire has sent his condolences to the friends and family of Jordan Sinnott after the non-league footballer died aged 25.

Sinnott, who played for Matlock Town, passed away on Saturday after being attacked during a night out, police have said.

The 25-year-old midfielder was found unconscious in Retford, Nottinghamshire, in the early hours of Saturday morning. Police had earlier been called to a ‘large-scale fight’ at a pub car park in the area.

Sinnott was in a critical condition with a fractured skull and died later in hospital. A man has been arrested and Nottinghamshire Police have launched a murder inquiry and a fresh plea for information.

Matlock Town said in a statement: ‘His family and friends were with him at his bedside and we send our sincere condolences to them all at this very sad time.’

New Manchester United captain Maguire was quick to pay tribute to Sinnott, posting on social media: ‘Such sad news. My thoughts are with his family and friends.’

Police said a man suffered a suspected broken nose and another was left with a suspected broken jaw following the disturbances in Retford.

Det Insp Wilson said: ‘Our detectives are continuing their enquiries to understand how three men came to sustain their injuries.

‘This incident happened at a very busy time and we believe there are still a number of witnesses who have still not come forward.’

Jordan Sinnott, the son of former footballer Lee, made his professional debut for Huddersfield Town in 2013 and previously had spells at Halifax Town and Chesterfield.

Earlier this month he scored his first professional hat-trick against Basford United.


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