By Emmanuel Adeleke
Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire, has received a bomb threat to his home.
The threat was reported to Cheshire police, who conducted a sweep of the England international’s home on Thursday afternoon.
Maguire, who lives with his fiance and two young children, is understood to have taken the threat seriously.
A spokesman for Maguire said: “In the last 24 hours, Harry has received a serious threat to his family home.
“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 any further detail at this time.”
The 29-year-old’s spokesman said police were “looking into the matter.”
It is not known who made the threat and sources are not willing to say how it was made.
This comes following intense criticism Maguire has received for his performances at United, including Tuesday night’s 4-0 defeat by Liverpool.
The £80m defender has been criticised over his lack of form, although he defended himself in a TV interview this week by pointing out that both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick have continued to pick him.