LONDON – Manchester United head of academy Nicky Butt has been arrested on suspicion of assault.
The 44-year-old was held by police at 2pm yesterday, following reports that a woman had been assaulted, hours before United took on Barcelona in their Champions League quarter-final second leg.
Butt remained in custody into the evening, and was set to be interviewed by officers while United were in action in the Nou Camp.
The woman was reported to have suffered a small cut to her hand, and did not require hospital treatment.
United declined to comment.