Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy reportedly broke down after arriving in prison, as he misunderstood prison guards after he believed he was to be housed on a “VIP” wing after being denied bail on charges of rape.

According to a source speaking to The Sun, “When Mendy arrived staff explained he was going to be kept on the VP wing for his own safety.

“But perhaps because he is French and his English isn’t great, he misunderstood what they had said and thought he was being taken to a VIP wing for celebrities.

“He had a rude awakening when he saw the cell and realised who he was going to be mixing with.

“He wasn’t happy and it was a very sobering experience for him.”

The 27-year-old former Marseille and Monaco defender was alleged to have attacked three different women, including one under the age of 18 at his home in Prestbury over ten months. He his been charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault against three people.

The World Cup winner has been suspended by by his club-side. He is expected to appear at Chester crown court on September 10.