Manchester United defender Jonny Evans will not face charges over an alleged rape at the team's Christmas party.
Greater Manchester Police said the decision was taken after they presented evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service.
A statement read: "Greater Manchester Police gathered the evidence and compiled the case file for the Crown Prosecution Service.
"The CPS has now taken the decision to take no further action against the 19-year-old man arrested following an incident at a city centre hotel on Tuesday, December 18, 2007."
Evans, who is currently on loan at Sunderland, was arrested after a woman made an allegation of rape at the team's Christmas party at the Great John Street hotel.
Police were called to the hotel at 4.15am on 18th December last year after receiving a complaint.
Evans, who has won nine caps for Northern Ireland, was arrested later that evening and then released on police bail.
A statement from the CPS said there was 'insufficient evidence' to charge Evans.