Ex-Manchester United starlet who bagged £1m deal in courtroom accused of rape

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A FORMER Manchester United wonderkid appeared in courtroom yesterday accused of rape.

John Cofie, 29, was the youngest footballer to bag a £1million deal when Sir Alex Ferguson signed him for the youth staff aged simply 14.

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Cofie is charged with raping a girl in Trafford, Gtr Manchester, in 2019, alongside co-accused Nathan StuartCredit score: CHRIS NEILL

Cofie is charged with raping a girl in Trafford, Gtr Manchester, in 2019, alongside co-accused Nathan Stuart.

Cofie, who continues to be shut friends with ex-Crimson Devils Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard, signed in 2007 for the large sum.

However the Ghanaian-born participant did not make a single look for United and left in 2013.

He retired two years in the past and has since labored as a mentor for youths enrolled in a footie programme in Lancashire.

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Cofie denies the cost.

The trial at Manchester Minshull Road crown courtroom continues.



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