Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood has been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault following allegations 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 remains in custody for questioning and inquiries are ongoing.
Manchester United earlier said the player would not return to training or matches 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 not responded to the social media allegations.
The 20-year-old footballer, who made his debut for the club in March 2019, signed a four-year deal in February 2021 after rising up through the ranks of the United academy.
The person who he raped, … was his girlfriend. Complex case?
Well, a bit of a disclaimer then: I didn't watch those. I don't think I could stand it actually. But still, can the evidence be accepted by the court of law?Perhaps. But I think if you see photos of a girl badly beaten, hear audio that repeatedly says "no/I don't want to" and a man gets arrested, if your natural reaction to that is "it could be faked/I don't trust it" then that is extremely shaky ground and not an opinion that is going to be popular out there amongst normal people.