Manchester United have confirmed that Victor Lindelof’s home was attacked while the defender was playing against Brentford on Wednesday.
The statement confirmed that Lindelof’s family were present at home while the unfortunate event took place and were said to be ‘shaken’ but ‘unhurt’.
Some reports claim that Lindelof’s wife and others were forced to hide during the break-in.
“His family, who were at home at the time, were unhurt but clearly shaken. This was a distressing experience for them, and for Victor when he learned of it after the game, and the club is providing them with our full support.
“We encourage anyone with information about the crime to contact the police.”
Victor Lindelof helped Manchester United beat Brentford 3-1 away from home.
Anthony Elanga, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford were Man United’s goalscorers.
Ralf Rangnick has confirmed that the Sweden international will be unavailable for United on Saturday against West Ham United so he can support his family following a break-in at his home.
“He [Lindelöf] said to me right now he needs to stay at home, he doesn’t want to leave his wife and family on their own, which I can fully understand being a father of two children myself,” Rangnick said. “We agreed he will not be on duty tomorrow for the game.
“I spoke with him [Lindelöf] at length on our flight back home from London and also this morning.
“We spoke for 20 or 25 minutes, he told me what actually happened, that this was a traumatic event, especially for his wife and three- year-old son.”