Police are investigating the alleged rape of a 26-year-old woman at a hotel where Manchester United players and other guests were attending a party.
The alleged rape took place at the Great John Street Hotel
The alleged attack took place at the Great John Street Hotel in Manchester in the early hours of Tuesday.
Hotel managers confirmed the venue was fully booked out for a private party.
Police are refusing to confirm or deny the involvement of any players in the incident at the city centre hotel but are continuing inquiries.
The hotel is a boutique "town house" hotel converted from a Victorian schoolhouse, situated in the trendy Castlefield area of Manchester.
A hotel spokesman said: "We're helping the police with an investigation."
A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: "Police are currently investigating a report of rape at a hotel in Manchester city centre.
"[Officers] were called to the hotel on Great John Street to a report that a 26-year-old woman had been raped.
"Inquiries are continuing."
A Manchester United spokeswoman declined to comment.
Police were called to the hotel shortly after 0400 GMT.