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More bad news for Manchester United after Barcelona loss, club coach arrested for this reason

Nicky Butt, the former Manchester United midfielder who now runs the club’s academy, has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a woman.

The ex-England star was in custody Tuesday night after police were called to a house in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, just hours before United took on Barcelona in Spain.

He allegedly had an argument with a woman and had arrived at 2pm to pick up some belongings.

An eyewitness told Daily Star Online: “I saw him arrested at his home in Hale.

“From what I overheard, he went there to collect his belongings. There was a big argument and that’s when he allegedly assaulted her.”

A Greater Manchester Police spokeswoman did not confirm any names but said: “Police were called at around 2pm on Tuesday, 16 April, 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. Enquiries are ongoing.”

His wife, Shelley, is former civilian police employee, a source said. There were no details last night on the identity of the woman who was allegedly assaulted, but police said she suffered a small cut to her hand and did not require hospital treatment.

As well as his role at Manchester United, Butt is co-owner of National League outfit Salford City FC.

Butt has a share of the club along with fellow ex-United stars David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, and Gary and Phil Neville.

The players were all part of the legendary “Class of 92”, who helped drive United to a string of trophies under then manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Butt’s agent did not comment, along with Salford FC secretary, Andy Giblin.

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