Cheshire Police were called to the home of Manchester United’s Harry Maguire after the centre-back received a bomb threat via email.
Maguire has faced significant criticism from United supporters and rival fans alike this season for some underwhelming form, with Ralf Rangnick and Gareth Southgate both speaking out to condemn booing of the 29-year-old during games.
The Sun revealed on Thursday that an email had been sent to Maguire claiming there was a bomb in his family home, with police called and sniffer dogs deployed to ensure there was no danger.
“In the last 24 hours, Harry has received a serious threat to his family home,” a spokesperson said. “He has reported this to the police who are now looking into the matter. The safety of his family and those around him is obviously Harry’s number one priority.
“He will continue to prepare for this weekend’s fixture as normal and we will not be commenting in any further detail at this time.”
Maguire and the police are understood to have taken the threat very seriously and are investigating the source of the email.
Cheshire Police have confirmed that nobody was evacuated from the property during their investigation, in which a trained explosives dog was brought in to conduct a search of the gardens and surrounding areas.