Ex-Manchester United starlet John Cofie who bagged £1m deal in court accused of rape

    A FORMER Manchester United wonderkid appeared in court 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 team aged just 14.

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

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

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

    Cofie, who is still close pals with ex-Red Devils Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard, signed in 2007 for the huge sum.

    But the Ghanaian-born player failed to make a single appearance for United and left in 2013.

    He retired two years ago and has since worked as a mentor for kids enrolled in a footie programme in Lancashire.

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    Cofie denies the charge.

    The trial at Manchester Minshull Street crown court continues.

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