Manchester United legend and head of academy Nicky Butt was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of domestic assault, reports Daily Mail.
The arrest took place after reports that a woman was assaulted at a house on Broadway, Hale.
The following was the official statement put out by the Greater Manchester Police, who didn’t reveal the identity of either the woman or the 44-year old man arrested.
‘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 man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in custody for questioning,” it read.
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Nicky Butt’s arrest comes on the back of fellow class of ’92 star Paul Scholes landing in hot soup for allegedly placing bets on over 140 football matches.
The arrest came during the time Manchester United officials were focussing on the team’s trip to the Nou Camp, and were reportedly left scrambling to understand the nature and details surrounding the incident.
Nicky Butt won six Premier League titles, three FA Cups and one Champions League title at Manchester United. He has been involved in various backroom and coaching roles with the club since 2012.