Neville Neville bowed his head as the woman foreman delivered the verdict after the jury deliberated for just under 75 minutes.
He then breathed a sigh of relief and looked upwards before he mouthed "Thank you" in the direction of the jury.
After he was told he could leave the dock, he stepped out and hugged his legal team.
More top news
Manchester United goalie De Gea 'must play' to get picked for Spain - says the Spanish manager Vincente Del Bosque.
100,000 renters in the North West could be victim to 'rogue' landlords according to new research.
Man United have confirmed the signing of France under-21 forward Anthony Martial on a four-year deal from Monaco