A "highly regarded" young footballer has been charged with drink driving, police have confirmed.
Manchester United midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe, 19, of Heywood, near Rochdale, is accused of driving with excess alcohol and is due to appear before Bury magistrates on October 25, a spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said.
The charge relates to an incident shortly before 2.15pm on Saturday, when a Range Rover was involved a crash with a transit van on Green Lane in 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, who has played for England at U-16 and U-17 level, made his debut for United against Newcastle in a Capital One Cup match in September.
The player is described in his profile on the Manchester United website as "a powerful midfield all-rounder" who "likes to tackle, pass and score goals."
His performances were rewarded with a professional contract on December 30, 2009 - the day he turned 17.
The profile also describes the player as "somebody who is highly regarded at Old Trafford".