Former Manchester United midfielder bailed after arrest on suspicion of assault

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Butt, the current head of United’s academy, was held by police on Tuesday following reports that a woman had been assaulted

Nicky Butt has been bailed after his arrest on suspicion of assaulting a woman.

The 44-year-old former Manchester United midfielder was held by police following reports on Tuesday a woman had been assaulted at an address in Hale, Greater Manchester.

Butt, now head of the club’s academy, was later released pending further inquiries.

Nicky Butt has been arrested on suspicion of assaultA 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.

“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.”

Butt has been credited with the emergence of the likes of Marcus Rashford and overseeing the club’s hugely important youth operation

Butt has been credited with the emergence of the likes of Marcus Rashford and overseeing the club’s hugely important youth operation

The midfielder with his fellow Class of ’92 graduates

The midfielder with his fellow Class of ’92 graduates

The club refused to comment on a day where fellow Class of ’92 graduate Paul Scholes was charged by the FA after allegedly placing 150 bets during a four-year period.

Butt made 387 appearances for the club between 1992 and 2004 and has excelled in his new role in charge of the youngsters.

Since being appointed to the role in 2016, the emergence of the likes of Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Angel Gomes have all been accredited to the former England international.

Rashford, 21, has scored 21 goals in 105 Premier League games and most recently started United’s 3-0 Champions League defeat to Barcelona, which saw them exit the competition at the quarter-final stage.

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