Ex-Manchester United boss David Moyes accused of assaulting man during Lancashire bar fight

David Moyes pictured towards the end of his Manchester United tenure. Credit: DPA

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has been reported to police for allegedly assaulting a 23-year-old man in a bar in Lancashire, ITV News understands.

Moyes had been drinking at the Emporium wine bar in Clitheroe when the alleged incident occurred at 10pm on Wednesday evening.

Lancashire Constabulary said in a statement:

Police are investigating a report of an assault at the Emporium wine bar in Clitheroe. Officers attended the bar at about 10pm yesterday (Wednesday, May 21st) 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.

David Moyes joined Manchester United last summer after relative success at Everton. Credit: PA

Moyes, 51, was sacked as Manchester United manager with four games remaining of last season after a disastrous first year in charge of the club.

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

The Emporium wine bar in Clitheroe offers a selection of European beers and wines. Credit: Emporium

A spokesman for the Emporium said: "There was an incident outside the building. However, it did not affect any of our customers or staff and has been dealt with by the police."

The Emporium seen on Google Street View in May 2011. Credit: Google Street View