Premiership footballer Ravel Morrison has been charged with assaulting two women.
The 21-year-old, a former Manchester United starlet now playing for West Ham, is accused of attacking a young woman outside a bar in Manchester city centre in the early hours of Sunday morning.
He is also accused of assaulting the same woman and another 39-year-old woman hours later.
Morrison, from Urmston, Manchester, was arrested yesterday and has been charged with two counts of common assault.
He is due at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court later today.
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