Nicky Butt: Man United coach bailed after being arrested on suspicion of assaulting woman

Manchester United coach Nicky Butt has been bailed after being arrested on suspicion of assaulting a woman, police have said.

Butt, 44, who heads the Premier League club’s academy, was held following reports on Tuesday that a woman had been assaulted at an address in Hale, Greater Manchester.

The former England midfielder, who won six league titles and the Champions League while at the club, was later released pending further inquiries.

A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police said: “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.”

Butt spent 12 years at Old Trafford, playing in the club’s dramatic 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final.

He made 387 competitive appearances in all for the club and was part of the famous “Class of ’92”, a group of graduates from United’s youth academy who went on to achieve major honours in the game.

United were knocked out of this year’s Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday night as Barcelona completed a 4-0 aggregate victory.

:: Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting reference number 1086 of 16/04/19 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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