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Manchester United midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe charged by police

Ryan Tunnicliffe: Greater Manchester Police have confirmed the midfielder has been charged

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Manchester United midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe has been charged with drink driving, police have said.

Tunnicliffe, 19, of Clemshaw Close, Heywood, near Rochdale, has been charged with driving with excess alcohol and is due to appear before Bury Magistrates Court on October 25, a spokesman for Greater Manchester Police confirmed.

The charge relates to an incident which happened shortly before 2.15pm on Saturday when a Range Rover collided with a transit van on Green Lane, Heywood.

The van subsequently collided with the wall of a house.

Police said the front seat passenger of the Range Rover suffered a minor whiplash injury in the collision and both vehicles were badly damaged.

Tunnicliffe made his debut for United against Newcastle in a Capital One Cup match in September.

His performances were rewarded with a professional contract on December 30, 2009 - the day he turned 17.