Manchester United’s head of academy Nicky Butt was arrested due to a suspicion of alleged assault. Butt remained in police custody last evening, and the club has made no statement on him thus far.
The Daily Mail reported that Butt, 44, was held by police as United prepared for their Champions League game against Barcelona. The club declined to comment, but the police did. A statement from Greater Manchester Police went like this: “A 44–year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in custody for questioning.”
Butt was a member of the heralded Class of ’92, and he was a vital player for United. He was in the senior team for more than a decade, making 387 appearances for United in total. This week has not been a good one for the Class of 92′, as Paul Scholes has also come under scrutiny for dodging the law.
Scholes allegedly placed more than 140 bets on games spanning over the last two years. If this allegation is proved true, he will violate the FA Rule E8 of misconduct. It states that players, managers, and club staff are prohibited from betting if employed by the English Leagues.