Manchester United’s head of coaching at the youth academy Nicky Butt has been arrested and later bailed on the suspicion of assaulting a woman.
The 44-year-old was held by police but later released pending further inquiries.
“Police were called at around 2pm on Tuesday 16 April 2019 to reports that a woman had been assaulted at a house on Broadway, Hale.
“The woman received a small cut to her hand and does not require hospital treatment.
“A 44-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assault and has been bailed pending further inquiries.
“Inquiries are ongoing and anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1086 of 16/04/19 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”
Nicky Butt made 387 appearances for Manchester United between 1992 and 2004 and has been credited with the emergence of youngsters like Rashford, Angel Gomes, Mason Greenwood and Tahith Chong.
The Club is yet to comment on the matter.