Former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs pleaded not guilty on Friday as a court heard allegations he threw his naked ex-girlfriend out of a hotel bedroom after she accused him of flirting with other women. A Jan. 24 date has already been set for trial, with the former Wales national manager charged with controlling and coercive behaviour, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and assault by beating. The 33-minute hearing at Manchester Crown Court on Friday, which Giggs was obliged to attend, was for the prosecution to detail the particulars of the coercive and controlling behaviour charge.
The BBC reported last week Rashford was likely to miss the start of the season after deciding to have the operation, which would rule the 23-year-old out for around 12 weeks. Rashford had struggled with the problem during the latter part of last season and had only a limited role with England during their run to the European Championship final.
British police said Thursday they had made five arrests and were going through more reports.
The soccer star's deal expired in June and Barcelona had to find a way to pay him.