A Manchester United starlet has been arrested for “lewd behaviour” after being caught having sex with a teenage girl in an alleyway.
Defender Luke McCullough, 18, who was captain of United’s Academy squad, was caught on CCTV romping with the young woman at 5am after a night out.
The Irish teenager – described by Old Trafford bosses as the “new Jonny Evans” – was said to have got “overly amorous’ with the busty blonde in Liverpool’s Concert Square.
The saucy pair initially moved into a doorway to continue romping semi clothed but officers sent a police patrol car to the scene.
The couple were spoken to and did their clothes up and walked away but just a few yards away they went into another doorway where they carried on their x-rated antics.
Police were sent back the scene and arrested both for public order offences.
Northern Ireland under-17 captain and centre back McCullough was held in police cells for several hours before being issued with a caution and sent home.
The unnamed woman also received a police caution after admitting the illicit romp.
One police source said: “The pair of them were spotted on CCTV in a virtual state of undress but it was only when they move to a doorway we had to send a patrol out.
“They were all over each other and they just couldn’t help themselves. Officers told them to move on and they agreed but they didn’t get very far before they were at it again.
“We had no choice to arrest them because all and sundry would have seen what they were up to. Why they didn’t just get a room is beyond us.”
A Merseyside police spokesman said: “Merseyside Police can confirm an 18-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were arrested in the early hours of Monday morning in Liverpool city centre for a public order offence.
“Both were taken into custody and spoken to by officers before receiving a formal police caution for a public order offence.”
Manchester United described McCullough as an “accomplished defender who is building his reputation as a powerful, commanding presence.”
The Portadown teenager is a centre-back and joins a collection of Northern Irish players now at Carrington after arriving from Dungannon Swifts.
He was compared with Belfast-born United first-team player Jonny Evans after he became captain of the Academy side throughout the 2011/2012 season.
He has been short-listed for the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award – a trophy in memory of the former United assistant manager during the Busby Babes era.
A spokeswoman for Manchester United refused to comment on the matter.