Manchester United starlet Ryan Tunnicliffe made his dad a very happy man last month after making his debut for United, an appearance that won his father, Mick, a £10,000 bet. The proud dad had put £100 on his son playing for the Reds at 100-1 when he was aged just nine, but Mick may not be too happy with the boy that made him proud as he has been charged with drink-driving after his £60,000 Range Rover was wrecked in a crash.
Tunnicliffe, 19, who made his first-team debut for United last month against Newcastle, was arrested after the crash.
His vehicle was severely damaged after being in collision with a Transit van, which went on to collide with the wall of a house in Rochdale.
Police said a front-seat passenger in the Range Rover suffered a minor whiplash injury.
Fire crews and highway workers were called to the scene in Green Lane, Heywood, at 2.15pm on Saturday.
Tunnicliffe, from Heywood, was charged with driving with excess alcohol. He is due to appear before magistrates in Bury on October 25.
A police spokesman said: “Shortly before 2.15pm on Saturday, a Range Rover collided with a transit van on Green Lane, Heywood.
“The van subsequently collided with the wall of a house.”