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The former Manchester United manager David Moyes is being investigated over an allegation he assaulted a man outside a wine bar in Lancashire.
No arrests have been made and police say they're speaking to a number of people.
Our correspondent Damon Green has been following developments:
Former Manchester United and Preston North End manager David Moyes is being investigated over an allegation 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 Clitheroe, Lancashire, at about 10pm yesterday.A spokesman for Lancashire Constabulary said: "Police are investigating a report of an assault at the Emporium wine bar in Clitheroe.
"Officers attended the bar at about 10pm 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."Inquiries are ongoing and we are speaking to a number of people to try to establish the circumstances.
"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."
STATEMENT FROM MANCHESTER UNITED:
The League Managers' Association and Manchester United are pleased to confirm that terms of settlement have been agreed between the Club and David Moyes in respect of the termination of his employment.
A settlement agreement is in the process of being finalised. No further comment will be made in relation to this issue.
Manchester United manager David Moyes has praised his team following their 4-0 win over Newcastle United, despite a slow start.
Some stars have taken to Twitter to show their disappointment and to show their support for the banners that have flown over Old Trafford today.
I must say, I think the Moyes banner exercise lacks class, and is unbefitting of a club of Manchester United's stature.
Moyes has made sure the plane flying over Old Trafford will be piloted by Tom Cleverley so it should miss by a mile #MUFC