Manchester United youngster Ryan Tunnicliffe charged with drink-driving

The midfielder, who made his Red Devils debut earlier this season, collided with a van on Saturday afternoon, with the driver sustaining minor whiplash injuries as a consequence
Young Manchester United midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe has been charged by Greater Manchester Police with drink-driving.

The 19-year-old collided with a van on Saturday afternoon in Green Lane, Heywood, resulting in the van crashing against the wall of a nearby house. Although Tunnicliffe emerged unhurt, the driver of the van suffered minor whiplash injuries.

Tunnicliffe was later arrested and charged with driving with excess alcohol, he will appear at Bury Magistrates Court on October 25.

After making his debut for the Old Trafford outfit in their League Cup victory at home to Newcastle Tunnicliffe made more positive headlines, with his father winning £10,000 after he placed a 100-1 bet that his son, then aged nine, would play for the Red Devils.

Tunnicliffe has appeared for England at both Under-16 and Under-17 level and last season made 28 appearances in all competitions in a loan spell at Peterborough United.