Ex-Man United starlet charged with assaulting two women
West Ham United midfielder Ravel Morrison will be held in custody for allegedly assaulting two women in Manchester.
The 21-year-old appeared before the Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court on Thursday where he was charged with punching and slapping ex-girlfriend Reah Mansoor, 19, and her mother Parveen Mansoor, 39.
The incident occurred early on Sunday morning.
Morrison was denied bail and is due to appear in court on Aug 7.
A Greater Manchester police spokesman said: "At about 3.20am on Sunday police were called to an address on Alexandra Road, Peel Green, Salford, following reports a 19-year-old woman and a 39-year-old woman had been assaulted.
"Officers attended and established the young woman had also been assaulted outside a bar in Manchester city centre earlier that evening and a 21-year-old man was subsequently arrested at a later date."
A youth product of Manchester United's famed academy, Morrison was tipped to break into the Red Devils' senior team.
But former manager Sir Alex Ferguson lost patience with him because of his off-field troubles and sold him to West Ham for £650,000 ($1.37m) in 2012.
Sources: AFP, BBC