Dane Rashford 'hit girlfriend after finding messages from Prem star'

Soccer star Marcus Rashford’s sports agent brother allegedly ‘punched’ his girlfriend after ‘finding messages from a Premier League player on her phone’

  • Reports did not indicate which Premier League player was sending the messages
  • Dane Rashford pled not guilty to the charges and is out on $1,500 bond
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Dane Rashford – the sports agent older brother of Manchester United star Marcus Rashford – allegedly attacked his girlfriend after discovering messages from an unnamed Premier League star, according to The Sun.

Dane pled not guilty to the charges of battery and is currently out on $1,500 bond after the incident in Miami. 

The British vacationers were staying at the Kimpton Angler’s Hotel where staff spotted a woman walking through the lobby with a bloodied nose in the early hours of October 20.

When officers arrived outside room 335 they heard a ‘verbal altercation’ between a male and female, whom they identified as 31-year-old Rashford and Andrea Pocrnja, the mother of his 14-month-old child.

The report says the pair were travelling back from trendy Miami nightspot, E11even when the sibling of Manchester United and England star Marcus Rashford ‘went through the victim’s phone and found text messages from her and another male’.

‘The arrestee stated that he pushed the victim while they were in the Uber,’ the report states.

Dane Rashford allegedly beat his girlfriend after finding messages on her phone from a Premier League star while on vacation in Miami Beach last month, according to The Sun

Pocrnja was lying on the bed crying and had ‘visible injuries to her face’, the complaint goes on.

‘The victim stated that the arrestee struck her in the face twice with a closed fist. The arrestee then got out of the Uber and walked away with the victim’s phone.

‘Once the victim was inside their hotel room, the arrestee entered the hotel room and a verbal argument ensued in regard to the text messages he saw on her phone.

‘The victim was on the phone with the front desk in an attempt to get the Wi-Fi password so that she could disable her phone that the arrestee had at the time.

‘The arrestee assumed that the victim was calling the police and a physical altercation began, which she does not remember specifics of because she was intoxicated.’

The report says that Rashford’s sister, Chantelle Maynard, was babysitting the couple’s toddler and both her and the child were in the hotel room when the bust-up unfolded.

She witnessed her brother becoming irate, kicking a closet door and causing visible damage.

Dane Rashford is no longer in jail, and the assistant state prosecutor doesn’t know if he’s still in the USA

But ‘the witness stated that she did not see the arrestee strike the victim at any point,’ the complaint says.

Rashford was taken to jail at 3:30am while Pocrnja – who has been dating Rashford for four years and shares a home with him in Wilmslow, just outside Manchester, northwest England – was taken to another hotel room because she felt ‘unsafe.’

The complaint adds that her injuries were photographed by police and she was treated by a first responder. There is no mention of her being taken to the hospital.

A phone number listed on the arrest documents for Rashford, who was released on a $1,500 cash bond, was out of service when rang for comment.

Rashford was ordered to have no contact with his alleged victim.

He submitted a written plea of not guilty to battery misdemeanor and is due in court for an arraignment on November 27.

Dane Rashford (left), Dwaine Maynard and Marcus Rashford are seen in an undated photo

According to Miami-Dade County police records, Dane’s bond was paid by Chantelle Maynard a week after his arrest.

He was also issued a pre-trial ‘stay-away’ order – which prohibits contact with the alleged victim.

Daysi Vega-Mendez, the assistant state prosecutor for Miami Dade County, told The Telegraph that they weren’t sure whether Dane was still in the United States.

‘The case is still active, at the moment I haven’t been able to get hold of the victim,’ they said. ‘Our office is trying to get hold of the UK Embassy because we need permission to speak to the victim.

 ‘I am not sure whether they are still in the United States or if they have left the country. I understand they were on vacation. Technically once you are charged you are not supposed to leave the country. When a person is given a bond if they leave, they surrender that bond.

Rashford grew up in the Wythenshawe area of Manchester with brothers Dwaine, Dane and sisters Chantelle and Claire.

He also has a half-sister named Tamara. 

The news of the arrest broke minutes after Man United’s 4-3 loss to Copenhagen in the Champions League, in which Rashford was sent off in the first half of action.

The forward tried to shield the ball but caught an opponent with a high foot, and was given a straight red card in the 42nd minute.

Marcus Rashford was shown a straight red card in the first half after being deemed to have committed a dangerous tackle

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag cricitzed Rashford last week for his nightclubbing

From there, United quickly surrendered a 2-0 lead, going into the break tied before ultimately losing in the Danish capital.

Rashford was in the headlines last week, as United manager Erik ten Hag told him his decision to go nightclubbing after the Manchester derby defeat was unacceptable. 

Mail Sport previously revealed that Rashford spent the night in the Chinawhite nightclub in Manchester on Sunday celebrating his 26th birthday, following his side’s 3-0 defeat to City.

Ten Hag said: ‘I spoke with him about it. It’s unacceptable. He apologised and that is it. For us it’s an internal matter.’

The Dutch coach added, ‘He has made a mistake but that doesn’t say he’s not fitting in. I see him every day in training, what he’s doing, I know.’

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