Mason Greenwood, a Manchester United footballer, was detained on allegations of rape and assault following allegations made on social media.
Greater Manchester Police stated that they were made aware of “social media photographs and videos posted by a woman claiming physical violence events.”
“We can confirm that a man in his twenties has been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault,” the statement continued.
He remains in detention for questioning, and investigations continue.
The 20-year-old footballer, who made his United debut in March 2019, signed a four-year contract extension in February 2021 after progressing through the United youth ranks.
Manchester United expressed that the player would be unable to participate in training or matches until further notice.