Ex-Manchester United boss David Moyes under police scanner for alleged bar fight

May 22, 2014, 20:36 IST | Agencies

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes is reportedly being investigated by the police for allegedly assaulting a 23-year-old man in a Lancashire bar

London: Former Manchester United manager David Moyes was being investigated by police on Thursday over allegations he assaulted a man in a wine bar.

An incident between Moyes, 51, and a 23-year-old man is said to have happened in the Lancashire town of Clitheroe, northwest England, on Wednesday.

David MoyesDavid Moyes. File Pic/Getty Images

A police spokesman said: "Officers attended the bar at about 10:00 pm yesterday and it was reported that a 23-year-old local man had been assaulted by a 51-year old man. He did not require hospital treatment.

"There are a number of differing accounts which we need to work through to try to establish exactly what has happened. No-one has been arrested at this stage."

The local newspaper, the Clitheroe Advertiser, reported that Moyes was having a drink with a friend when an "alleged minor scuffle" broke out in the bar.

Moyes was sacked in April after a disappointing 10 months in charge that saw United fail to qualify for the Champions League.

He was among several names linked with the Celtic manager's job on Thursday after Neil Lennon stepped down as boss of the Scottish champions. Moyes is a former Celtic defender.

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