Mason Greenwood, a Manchester United footballer, is arrested on suspicion of rape and assault after claims surfaced on social media.
Greater Manchester Police said it was made aware of “social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence”.
It added “we can confirm a man in his 20s has since been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault”.
He is still being held in custody for questioning, and investigations are underway.
Manchester United had already said that the player will not be able to practice or play until further notice.
The club said they “do not condone violence of any kind” and had been made aware of the allegations on social media but would make no further comment until the “facts have been established”.
Mason Greenwood has yet to reply to the charges made on social media.
After coming through the ranks of the United academy, the 20-year-old footballer signed a four-year contract in February 2021 after making his debut for the club in March 2019.