Nicky Butt: Manchester United's head of academy arrested on suspicion of assault
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 17/04/19 3:46pm
Manchester United's head of academy Nicky Butt was arrested on suspicion of assault and has been bailed pending further enquiries.
Greater Manchester Police were called on Tuesday after reports a woman had been assaulted at a house in Hale.
A police statement said: "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 enquiries."
A spokesperson released a short statement on behalf of Butt on Wednesday afternoon: "Mr Butt strongly denies any allegations or suggestions of an assault and will continue to co-operate and assist the police with their ongoing investigations."
Butt, who made 387 appearances for the club between 1992 and 2004, was appointed as head of academy in 2016.