Manchester area police are investigating anonymous threats to bomb Manchester United at the home of England international Harry Maguire, a spokesman for the player said on Thursday.
“Over the past 24 hours, Harry (Maguire) has received a serious threat to his family home,” the spokesman said. “He informed the police which is probing it,” he said. Police confirmed in a statement that they were contacted “about a bomb threat in the Wilmslow area” on Wednesday.
“No evacuation has been ordered, but as a precaution a police dog trained in detecting explosives was brought to this address to search the garden and surrounding area this afternoon, Thursday 21st April”, He said nothing suspicious was found. Maguire, 29, has had a rough season with the Red Devils both collectively and individually.
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Maguire has “no comment” at this time
“The safety of his family and loved ones is Harry’s number one priority,” said his spokesman, who lives with his fiancé and two children. “He will continue to prepare for the game as usual this weekend and has no further comment at this time.” Massively defeated (4-0) by Liverpool on Tuesday, in a match where Maguire started on the defensive, Manchester United have seriously compromised their chances of playing in the next Champions League.
Currently 6th with 54 points, three less than Tottenham, the fourth and final virtual qualifier for C1, and Arsenal, who have one game less, are not even guaranteed to be Europeans. The Red Devils’ next match will be Arsenal’s capital trip on Saturday (1:30 pm).