Manchester United will NOT suspend Nicky Butt after the academy coach and former England international have been arrested on suspicion of raiding a woman

  • Manchester United's academy chief Nicky Butt was arrested on Tuesday
  • Former midfielder Butt was arrested by police after an alleged incident
  • The police responded to reports that a woman had been attacked in a house in Hale
  • It is understood that United will not suspend him from his position as coach

Manchester United will not suspend Nicky Butt, who protested his innocence following his arrest for alleged assault.

The club's academician was arrested by police on Tuesday afternoon and interviewed after being reported on an alleged incident involving a woman leaving a woman in Hale, Greater Manchester, with a broken thumb.

Butt was then rescued until 16 May. United declined, however Sports mail understands that he will remain in his post until the police investigation.

Nicky Butt pictured himself arriving on Monday at Carrington's Manchester United training ground

Nicky Butt pictured himself arriving on Monday at Carrington's Manchester United training ground

Butt, who played for Leeds in 2000, played for Manchester United for 12 years

Butt, who played for Leeds in 2000, played for Manchester United for 12 years

Lawyers for Butt, 44, issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon. It read: "Mr. Butt strongly denies any allegations or suggestions of an attack and will continue to support and assist the police in their ongoing investigations."

A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester police said, "The police were called at around 2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, and reported that a woman had been attacked in a house on Broadway, Hale. The woman got a small cut in her hand and does not need to be treated in the hospital.

"A 44-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assault and released for further investigation."

During the match of United Under 19s against Juventus in November 2018 on the line

During the match of United Under 19s against Juventus in November 2018 on the line

Butt holds the Premier League trophy with Wes Brown (left) and Ronny Johnsen in May 1999

Butt holds the Premier League trophy with Wes Brown (left) and Ronny Johnsen in May 1999

Butt won a number of Premier League titles in his playing career at Old Trafford and also played in the club's dramatic 2-1 victory in the final of the Uefa Champions League against Bayern Munich.

Manchester United were knocked out of the quarter-finals of this year's Champions League in a 3-0 return to Barcelona on Tuesday night.

The news comes just one day after Paul Scholes was indicted by the Football Association for allegedly violating the betting rules when co-owner and director of Salford City.

He could face a fine or even a ban after allegedly placing 140 bets between August 2015 and January this year. He has until 26 April to pay the charges.

Paul Scholes was charged by FA with 140 misconduct charges

Paul Scholes was charged by FA with 140 misconduct charges

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